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Botanical name: Tussilago farfara
Folk Names: Ass's foot, British tobacco, Bulls' Foot, Butterbur, Coughwort, Pas d'ane (French), Sponnc (Irish), Foals' Foot.
Powers: Love, Visions
Magickal Uses: Usually included in love sachets and used in spells for peace and tranquility.
When smoked, Coltsfoot can cause visions.
Healing Properties: Lung disease, Coughs, Bronchitis, irritated throat, High in mucilage this herbs serves as a soothing demulcent, beneficial for irritated mucous membranes.
It also has expectorant properties, helping to expel mucus from the lungs, while also quelling coughs as an anti-spasmodic herb.
Coltsfoot is also known to reduce inflammation, again, benefiting irritated and infected lungs, but also a sore throat.
High in the mineral zinc, which is necessary for healthy immune function, drinking a tea made from this herb to soothe a cough will also help to treat the cold.
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**Medicinal properties are listed as a guide only, Lylliths' Emporium is not responsible for any misuse of herbs, resins, berries or oils - always seek professional medical advice before using natural therapies.
Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham.
Wikipedia, www.anniesremedy.com, www.herbs2000.com, www.witchipedia.com, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore