Coltsfoot. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Coltsfoot Properties
- The Coltsfoot is an expectorant for its high content of mucilage.
- Used in respiratory disorders, bronchitis, tracheitis, chills, pharyngitis, laryngitis or tracheitis with irritative cough, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema.
- Shown as an antispasmodic in the coughing and enters into the composition of many herbal teas pectorals.

Contraindications Coltsfoot
- Although its alkaloid content is very low (less than 50 ppm), avoid use during pregnancy, lactation, liver failure, viral hepatitis or liver cirrhosis.
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl alcohol.

Coltsfoot Side Effects
None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
- Especially in the young leaves are traces of an alkaloid pyrrolizidinic the senkirkina, action hepatotoxic and potentially carcinogenic. It is recommended not to use long-term treatment.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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