Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara historical asthma and lung herbs


Now available online at our Food Forest Plants nursery:


Coltsfoot first puts a flower out, the leaves come later.

I can offer several healthy coltsfoot plants, which are difficult to come by.

Coltsfoot is a freely spreading plant. It is an ancient folk remedy for asthma and coughs. Leaves are used as a poultice to relieve inflammation. The leaf of coltsfoot is also an ingredient in many native American smoking mixtures. In my experience, it prefers wet areas with poor soil. Coltsfoot is perennial, herbaceous and frost resistant. It grows to 0.3m x 0.2m.
The leaves, and sometimes the buds and flowers were used.

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Height + Width:

Frost Hardiness: Hardy in Katoomba




Country of Origin: Eastern Cape of South Africa


Common names: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu



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