Coltsfoot Leaf Powder
Botanical Name - Tussilago farfara
Other Names - Horse Foot, Foalswort, Horsehoof, Bull's Foot, Ass's Foot, British Tobacco, Coughwort, K'uan-Tung.
Origin - USA
Coltsfoot received its name because the leaves of the plant resemble a colt's foot. Because the leaves and flowers contain mucilage, they are used to make infusions, washes and poultices to sooth minor skin irritations.
Infuse in oil to produce salves, balms and ointments. May also be tinctured or water-infused for use in other topical preparations.
Usually Coltsfoot herb (leaves or flowers, sometimes by decoction) is made into a tea. Other uses include smoking the herb and making a flower poultice to treat skin conditions.
Herbalist Hint: For superior support, combine Coltsfoot with similar respiratory support herbs such as Horehound, Wild Cherry, and Marshmallow Root.
coltsfoot flower and leaf are used topically to take advantage of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds. Other constituents in the herb, however, namely the pyrrolizidine alkaloids senecionine and senkirkine, make this herb unsuitable for internal use due potential liver toxicity.
Packaging - We package all of our herbal, fruit powders and spices in a heat sealed mylar bag which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria. The bag can be resealed with any household iron or curling iron.
Precautions - For external use only. Because pyrrolozidine alkaloids may trigger premature labor, this herb should not be used at all during pregnancy. If you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a qualified health-care provider before starting any new regimen.
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