Coltsfoot has a flowering stem with star-like, yellow flowers and broad green leaves. It originated in Europe and Asia and now grows extensively in North America.
Coltsfoot's botanical name Tussilago farfara indicates its usage, tussive meaning cough and farfara, to go. In other words, dispels coughs. Another name was Filius ante patrem or "the son before the father," as the flowers appear first, then die off before the leaves grow. The herb has long been used as a symbol of herbal health and enjoys an old reputation as a herb that can be used for lung problems, including asthma and coughs, being included in a mixture of herbs, which was smoked. Sticks of coltsfoot rock are still sold for the support for coughs. In China the flowers are preferred, while in Europe the leaves are used exclusively since it is thought there is a higher proportion of toxic constituents in the flowers.
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