June 27, 2016

Coltsfoot

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What other names is Coltsfoot known by?

Ass's Foot, Brandlattich, British Tobacco, Bullsfoot, Chasse-Toux, Coughwort, Farfarae Folium Leaf, Fieldhove, Filuis Ante Patrem, Flower Velure, Foal's Foot, Foalswort, Guflatich, Hallfoot, Herbe aux Pattes, Herbe de Saint-Guérin, Horsefoot, Horsehoof, Kuandong Hua, Kwandong Hwa, Pas Diane, Pas d'Ane, Pas d'Âne, Pas-d'Âne, Pas-de-Baudet, Pferdefut, Pied-de-Cheval, Plisson, Procheton, Taconnet, Tussilage, Tussilage Pas d'Âne, Tussilago farfara, Uña de Caballo.

What is Coltsfoot?

Coltsfoot is a plant. The leaf is used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take coltsfoot for lung problems such as bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough (pertussis). They also take it for upper respiratory tract complaints including sore mouth and throat, cough, and hoarseness.

Some people inhale coltsfoot for coughs and wheezing.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Asthma.
  • Sore throat.
  • Cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Hoarseness.
  • Wheezing.
  • Laryngitis.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of coltsfoot for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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