1 min read

Coltsfoot is a perennial plant of the Asteraceae family. Its small yellow flowers have been famous for their healing properties since ancient times.

Already doctors of Ancient Greece treated pulmonary diseases with coltsfoot. Decoctions and smoke from dried leaves helped with coughs. They also made lotions to speed up the healing of festering wounds.

The flower got its name in Russia. The petals, cold on the outside and warm on the inside, reminded one of their stepmother and mother.

The rich composition makes coltsfoot truly healing. It contains vitamin C, saponins, carotenoids, organic acids, tannins, flavonoids and other useful elements.


Photo of yellow coltsfoot (Nature and Landscapes) coltsfoot,flowers,river,water,plants

This gives the plant anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antiseptic, and antispasmodic effects. Coltsfoot also normalizes blood pressure and the functioning of the nervous system.

Because of this, it is used to treat colds, coughs, lung and gastrointestinal diseases. It helps with headaches, nervous system disorders, and skin problems.

To enhance the effect, coltsfoot is combined with other herbs. For example, with birch buds for coughs or calendula for gargling. Such combinations improve taste and enhance medicinal properties.