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“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

It is a good remedy against cough, bronchitis, and asthma.

The Coltsfoot leaves are good for skin problems, they kill bacteria, stop bleeding and inflammation.
The juice of the fresh leaves in warm milk is beneficial for asthma and bronchitis. The juice dropped into the ears it works against earache.

Inhaling the steam of the leaves or flowers is good for shortness of breath. By swollen feet helps a bath with a tea of the leaves.
Here in our region people often have a tickle in the throat and cough in the fall. And I think it comes when the Goldenrod blossoms, the tea of coltsfoot makes the tickle disappear.
Coltsfoot grows everywhere even in very poor soil. I planted some near the house and the kids like to collect them. They like tea with honey.
Do not plant them in a small garden, they will overtake it, growing very fast.

The natives used to smoke them against lung disease and mixed with tobacco and other herbs

The dry leaves burned, it is said, cause prophetic dreams and vision.

People looking for a romance should wear the leaves as a necklace or sprinkle them
around the house.
The Coltsfoot has the first wildflowers, they are edible can be added to a salad, and taste similar to licorice or anise.

Did you see these first flowers?

Did you know how beneficial Coltsfoot is?