Common Names: Ass’s Foot, Brandlattich, British Tobacco, Bullsfoot, Coughwort, Farfarae Folium Leaf, Fieldhove, Filuis Ante Patrem, Flower Velure, Foal’s Foot, Foalswort, Guflatich, Hallfoot, Horsefoot, Horsehoof, Kuandong Hua, Kwandong Hwa, Pas Diane, Pas d’Ane, Pferdefut, Tussilage, Tussilago Farfara, Una de Caballo.
Scientific Name: Tussilago Farfara
Common Uses: Asthma, Sore throat, Cough, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Wheezing, Laryngitis.
*Warnings: Coltsfoot is considered UNSAFE. It contains chemicals called hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) that can damage the liver or cause cancer. Dietary supplement products sold in the US are not required to state the amount of PAs they may contain. So, if the package doesn’t say the product is certified hepatotoxic PA- free, you can assume that there are probably hepatotoxic PAs in it. Avoid using coltsfoot products that are not certified and labeled as hepatotoxic PA-free.
Origin: Found in the United States, Europe, Siberia, and the East Indies in wet areas such as streambanks, in pastures, hedges, waste land, and on ridges or embankments, preferring loamy and limestone soils. Nova Scotia to New Jersey; Ohio to Minnesota.