The name of this herb means 'cough stopper' and has been used for that very reason for millennia. Coltsfoot clears mucous from the lungs, soothes lung tissue and stops wheezing.
Coltsfoot contains small amounts of zinc; this has resulted in its restriction in Australia, therefore COLTSFOOT IS NOT SOLD FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION.
Legally, coltsfoot cannot be taken as a tea (despite millennia of safe use) but it can be smoked, which surprisingly still works wonders for coughs and damaged lungs. Preparation: Outside of Australia, coltsfoot can be taken as a tea. In
Australia, mix with tobacco to minimise negative effects of the tobacco,
or smoke small amounts over the day for coughs.
Outside of Australia, Coltsfoot is also used as a preventative to the common cold and influenza, by chewing a small quid of the herb at the first sign of a sore throat, to allow the juice to slowly drip onto the throat.
Contents: Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Preparation: May be smoked.
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging, or wild harvested where possible.
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
Caution: Smoking is harmful
For specific herb contraindications, see our detailed herb information site.
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