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Coltsfoot was so popular in Europe that French pharmacists painted its flowers on their doorposts. It was brought to America from Europe. Before the plant flowers, it resembles butterbur enough that old herbals caution against confusing the two.

Information

Common Name

 

Standardized: coltsfoot

 

Botanical Name

 

Tussilago farfara L.
Plant Family: Asteraceae

 

Overview

 

Coltsfoot grows wild over much of Europe. The name is derived from the horseshoe shaped leaves. It was so popular in Europe at one time that French pharmacists painted its flowers on their doorposts. It was brought to the American colonies from Europe. Before the plant flowers, it resembles butterbur enough that old herbals caution against confusing the two.

Parts Used

Leaves, and sometimes the buds and flowers.

 

Precautions

 

Specific: Not for internal use. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin. Do not use when nursing or pregnant.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

 

 

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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