Coltsfoot herb information
Coltsfoot leaf is used by
herbal practitioners as a soothing expectorant and anti-spasmodic.
Coltsfoot leaf can be used for:
Chronic or acute bronchitis
Flu’s & colds
Do not take in pregnancy,
breast feeding or liver disease due to presence of pyrrolizidine
alkaloids. Not for prolonged use in
Tannins, mucin, glycosidal
bitter principle, inulin, zinc.
What herbal practitioners say about Coltsfoot leaf
In Latin coltsfoot means
‘cough dispeller’ and its one of the best cough remedies around. It combines a soothing expectorant action
with an anti-spasmodic effect and is useful in the treatment of dry, irritating
coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough, difficulty breathing and asthma. It is especially useful in the treatment of
chronic respiratory disorders such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It also helps the bronchioles to recover
after damage from smoking. The leaves contain
zinc which has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory action, which is useful
in the treatment of sore throats, laryngitis, hoarseness, flu and colds.
Adult dose: 1 - 3mls three times a
Children’s dose: 0.7 - 1mls three times a day.
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