Tussilago farfara

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Related to Tussilago farfara: Verbascum thapsus, Althaea officinalis, Turnera diffusa


Chinese medicine
A perennial herb containing choline, inulin, aponins and stearin; it is antitussive, expectorant and anti-inflammatory, and is used for lung complaints, such as smoker’s cough, pulmonary infections and congestion. 

Herbal medicine
Coltsfoot has been used in Western herbal medicine internally for asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough and emphysema by inhalation of smoking leaves; crushed leaves have been used topically for bites, burns, oedemas, ulcers and other skin conditions.
Toxic effects
Coltsfoot has carcinogenic potential.

Tussilago farfara,

n See coltsfoot.
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To test for influences of climatic variability on duration of the annual season of flowering at the same site, we used data on the total number of days between onset of flowering and onset of fruiting for the following species: Convallaria majalis, Tussilago farfara, Epilobium angustifolium, Caltha palustris, Anemone hepatica, A.
Gwneud defnydd o ddail carn yr ebol at beswch mae sawl un wedi'i wneud yn y gorffennol, ac mae'r enw gwyddonol ar y planhigyn Tussilago farfara yn ategu hynny.
L652, 469-a dual receptor antagonist of platelet activating factor and dihydropyridines from Tussilago farfara L.
The most abundant species in the herbaceous vegetation was Achillea millefolium, which occurred in 46 plots, followed by Tussilago farfara and Taraxacum officinale (both in 41 plots).
lapathifolia, y entre sus caracteristicas entran Chenopodium album y Amaranthus retroflexus, ademas de un paquete de companeras que en absoluto se han visto en la Cypero-Bidentetum frondosae como Dittrichia viscosa, Tussilago farfara, Plantago sempervirens o Artemisia vulgaris.