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coltsfoot

(kōlts′fo͝ot′)
n. pl. colts·foots
1. A low perennial Eurasian herb (Tussilago farfara) in the composite family, naturalized in parts of North America and having dandelionlike flower heads and large, hoof-shaped basal leaves.
2. The dried leaves or flower heads of this plant, long used in herbal medicine to treat coughs.

coltsfoot

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.

colts·foot

(kōlts'fut)
(Tussilago farfara) Purportedly useful in infections of upper respiratory tract. Plant contains toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

coltsfoot,

n Latin name:
Tussilago farfara; parts used: buds (dried), leaves, roots; uses: asthma, coughs, bronchitis, inflammation of the oral cavity; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with liver disorders; those hypersensitive to ragweed, chamomile, or the composite family; do not use for longer than 6 weeks; can cause hypertension, nausea, diarrhea, jaundice, hepatotoxicity (not often), upper respiratory infections. Also called
British tobacco, bullsfoot, butterbur, coughwort, donnhove, farfara, fieldhove, filius ante patrem, flower velure, foal's-foot, foalswort, hallfoot, horse-foot, horse-hoof, kuandong hua, and
pas dëane.
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If you're into roll-ups, then mixing small amounts of Red Clover, Coltsfoot and Mullein with your tobacco will reduce the amount of nicotine you're inhaling and the smoke from the herbs will work beneficially on your lungs although it may smell suspiciously herby.
The fragrance garden features plants whose scents come from their flowers (like nicotiana) or leaves (mint), while the medicinal garden includes healing types such as coltsfoot, purple coneflower, potentilla, and willow.
Tubes of stone, wood, reed, and pottery, used to inhale the smoke of hemp and coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), have an ancient history in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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