Coltsfoot: One of the four best herbs to protect us and our lungs as we enter this flu season!
Over the course of my next few blogs, I will be sharing information about four of the best herbs to help protect your body — and especially your lungs — as we enter this flu season.
Today we discuss: COLTSFOOT (Tussilago farfara)
Coltsfoot has always been regarded as one the best herb for the LUNGS – there seems to be no pharmaceutical alternative. Tussilago is actually Latin for ‘COUGH DISPELLER.’
Traditionally, the dried leaves of Coltsfoot were used on cooking fires to prevent tuberculosis. In the 19th century, smokers were known to blend Coltsfoot with their tobacco for its beneficial effects on the lungs. Ancient Greek physicians recommended the smoking of Coltsfoot for COUGHS and ASTHMA.
Unfortunately Coltsfoot nowadays is restricted to smoking only for its LUNG CLEANSING action.
Coltsfoot as a tea, although not allowed in Australia, is also immediately specific for stopping COUGHS and getting rid of CONGESTION in the lungs.
Chewing on a ‘quid’ of Coltsfoot is also excellent for SORE THROATS and laryngitis.
In fact you could use this method to kill most common FLU VIRUSES as more than 90% of these viruses attack our bodies via our warm, moist throats.
Coltsfoot has always been regarded as the best herb for the LUNGS – there seems to be no pharmaceutical alternative.
Medicinal Uses of Coltsfoot:
Applied externally for chronic sores, wounds, insect bites and stings, swellings, piles and earaches
HARM REDUCTION OF SMOKING
SEDATES COUGH REFLEX
Shortness of breath
SORE THROAT (chew)