Named so because the shape of the leaves resembles a horse’s foot, this herb is indigenous to Europe and some parts of Asia. Coltsfoot is often mistaken for dandelion because of the similarity of the flowers. Both Western Herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine use and recommend coltsfoot as a remedy for sore throats and coughs. Smoking the herb has been suggested as a good substitute for tobacco, as it benefits the throat. Also used tropically to treat skin problems such as inflammation, eczema and stings.
Botanical Name: Tussilago farfara