Coltsfoot Seed Packet 0.2g (Tussilago farfara) (approx 1500 seeds)

Tussilago farfara P Purplish scaled stems right up to the yellow dandelion type flower. Can be somewhat invasive. Height 5-15 cm Flowers Feb-April before the leaves.

£1.75

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Description

The name “tussilago” is derived from the Latin tussis, meaning cough, and ago, meaning to cast or to act on. An effective demulcent and expectorant herb, coltsfoot is one of the most popular European remedies for the treatment of a wide range of chest complaints. It has had uses in traditional medicine, but the discovery of toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the plant has resulted in liver health concerns, Seed heads were also used to stuff pillows. You an also obtain a Green dye from the plant.