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- Order number: HP7453-0050
- Manufacturer: Herbathek
- Herkunftsland: Kosovarische Landwirtschaft
Tussilago farfara, coltsfoot leaves, cut, smoked product
Description of medicinal herbs
Coltsfoot - a well-known remedy for coughs and hoarseness
Coltsfoot belongs to the composite family and is found mainly in Europe, Asia and parts of Africa. The bright yellow flowers appear in early spring between March and April. At this time, leaves are usually not yet visible, as they grow later.
You will find a whole host of valuable ingredients in coltsfoot leaves. These include flavonoids, tannins, mucilage, inulin, bitter substances, vitamin C, essential oils, zinc, firins and saponins. This mixture of ingredients is responsible for the fact that coltsfoot was already used as a popular remedy in ancient times.
Coltsfoot is particularly popular as a tea to combat asthma, coughs, bronchitis and hoarseness. The expectorant effect of coltsfoot is particularly important. It provides relief from the urge to cough. Dioscorides, Pliny, Galeone and Hildegard von Bingen already knew how to use these positive effects. Commission E also confirms this: Coltsfoot helps with acute catarrh of the airways with cough and hoarseness and with acute, mild inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. In 1994 coltsfoot was named medicinal plant of the year for its healing properties.
Coltsfoot is very easy to use at home in various ways, which is why it should not be missing from any medicine cabinet. In the following we would like to show you three ways in which you can use the power of coltsfoot.
Use as coltsfoot tea
To make an effective and tasty coltsfoot tea, pour 250 ml of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of coltsfoot leaves. Let the tea steep for 10 minutes and finally strain it. As soon as the tea has cooled down a little, you can enjoy 2-3 cups of tea per day.
Use as a coltsfoot essence
To make a coltsfoot essence, take a handful of dried coltsfoot leaves and add them to a litre of grain brandy. Store the bottle in a warm place for six weeks and make sure to shake the bottle at least once a day. After the six weeks, you can strain the essence and squeeze out the leaves.
Use as a coltsfoot poultice
For a poultice, prepare a tea as described, strain and allow to cool. After the tea has cooled sufficiently, soak a cloth with it and apply it to the area on the body to be treated. The compresses help with skin problems such as acne, eczema, minor burns and boils.