Starwest Botanicals, Coltsfoot, Leaf, 1 lb Organic Whole Herb
UPC Code: 767963090324
Botanical Name: Tussliago farfara
Common Names: Coughwort, Foal's Foot, bull's foot, horsefoot, butterbur, British tobacco
The Tussilago farfara is a wild flowering plant native to Eurasia that was introduced to the Western Hemisphere by settlers over the past 3-4 centuries. More commonly known as Coltsfoot (leaf of this plant resembles a young horse's hoof), Tussilago farfara looks a great deal like the common dandelion, but grows quite differently. Like many organic bulk herbs, Tussilago farfara is edible.
Traditionally, Coltsfoot leaf has had many uses. Amazingly, the dried Coltsfoot leaf was actually "smoked" - in other words, this beneficial herb was put in a pipe from which patients would draw the fumes into their lungs. Needless to say, this method of ingesting Coltsfoot leaf likely did more harm than good; however, dried Coltsfoot leaf is still used in herbal smoking blends as a tobacco substitute. Other reported uses of Tussilago farfara involved crushing the flowers and making a poultice that is applied to the skin.
Trained herbalists note that Coltsfoot leaf contains mucilage, tannins and zinc. However, the alkaloid substances naturally occurring in the organic herb means that in large doses, Tussilago farfara can be potentially poisonous; people with a history of liver disorders should avoid Coltsfoot leaf.
1 lb Whole Herb in sealed bag
Raw herbs do not contain dosage recommendations. We recommend you consult your own herbalist or healthcare provider.
Coltsfoot Leaf Whole Herb (Tussliago farfara)
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About Starwest Botanicals
Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The company grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, Starwest built its first herb mill to have better control over the processing of herbs. In 1980, the company began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers, while also supporting the fledgling organic herb industry. Today, Starwest Botanicals is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with 85,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock.
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Please consult your health care provider if currently under care or treatment. Do not exceed recommended serving. See product packaging for additional safety information.
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I use this in a tincture to help with coughs. Along with a few other herbs, it is effective to calm, get rid of a cough.
I bought this products for my 2 pet Canaries (killeen) and my (babs).. they have built a bird nest out of the product that I have bought.. I am very pleased with the product and will be reordering some more