Monday, October 06, 2008

Herbal Power IX: Coltsfoot The British Tobacco





Coltsfood

Tussilago farfara

Bullsfoot ♦ Horsehoof ♦ Hallfoot ♦ British tobacco ♦


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Illustration courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden: Rare books from the MBG Library

Scientific classification From Wikipedia

Photo: Tussilago farfara, Asteraceae on the banks of the Dâmboviţa river, Romania Release under the license GFDL version 1.2 or later by Bogdan.

Kingdom Plantae

Division Magnoliophyta

Class Magnoliopsida

Order Asterales

Family Asteraceae

Genus Tussilago

Species T. Farfara

Healing Powers

DemulcentDiaphoreticEmollient ♦ Expectorant ♦ Pectoral ♦ Tonic ♦

“Phyto-techniques” - Parts of the Plant Utilized

Leaves

Traditionally or Folkloric Healing Applications

Asthma • Bronchitis • Catarrh • Coughs • Consumption • Fever • Lung Troubles • Sinusitis

External Use

Piles ♠ Scrofulous Tumors

Plowed Results | Resultados Arados