Herbal Plant Coltsfoot


Common Names: Coltsfoot, British Tobacco
Latin Name: Tussilago farfara
Parts Used: Leaves and flowers
Cultivation: Coltsfoot does well in moist, averagel soil in full sun.
Magickal Properties: Love, peace, visions. Coltsfoot is a feminine plant associated with Venus and the element of Water.
Magickal Uses: Add to love sachets and use in spells for peace and tranquility. Smoke the leaves to aid in obtaining visions.
Medicinal Properties: Anti-tussive, demulcent, diuretic, expectorant, pectoral, tonic.
Medicinal Uses: Coltsfoot is a soothing expectorant with anti-spasmodic action, which can be used in the treatment of chronic or acute bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma, and chronic emphysema. It is a mild diuretic. Bruise the leaves and use as a poultice on boils, ulcers, and abscesses.

Cautions: Coltsfoot is a suspected carcinogen. Rats fed high concentrations of coltsfoot flowers developed cancer of the liver.



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