name of this herb means ‘cough stopper’ and has been used for that very
reason for millennia. Coltsfoot clears mucous from the lungs, soothes
lung tissue and stops wheezing.
contains small amounts of zinc; this has resulted in its restriction in
Australia, therefore COLTSFOOT IS NOT SOLD FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION. Legally, coltsfoot cannot be taken as a tea (despite
millennia of safe use) but it can be smoked, which surprisingly still
works wonders for coughs and damaged lungs. Outside Australia, Coltsfoot
is also used as a preventative to the common cold and influenza, by
chewing a small quid of the herb at the first sign of a sore throat, to
allow the juice to slowly drip onto the throat.
Preparation: Outside of Australia, coltsfoot can be taken as a tea. In Australia, mix with tobacco to minimise negative
effects of the tobacco, or smoke small amounts over the day for coughs.