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Coltsfoot Leaf Organic Cut & Sifted

Coltsfoot Leaf Organic Cut & Sifted

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per 1/4 Pound
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Coltsfoot is a member of the daisy family that looks a lot like its cousin the dandelion but emerges earlier in spring and is considerably smaller.

Its use is largely limited to topical infusions and poultices due to the presence of certain alkaloids associated with potential liver toxicity.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound23
origineastern europe
active compoundsVarious flavonoids, tannins, isoquercetin, rutin, inulin, mucilage and pyrrolozidine alkaloids.
plant part usedleaves and flowers
processingcut & sifted
agricultureorganic

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaHerbaceous without remarkable aroma.

c.
uses

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cosmeticTincture in alcohol or infuse in oil for topical use.
safetyInternal use is not recommended due to the potential liver toxicity of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

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d.
flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
coltsfoot leaf

Not for internal use.

e.
formulas & recipes

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f.
what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
coltsfoot leaf

Coltsfoot is a perennial member of the sunflower family that is native to Eurasia and now naturalized in some parts of North America. Although it closely resembles the dandelion, the herb appears several weeks earlier in the spring season. Coltsfoot also lacks the toothed leaves that are characteristic of dandelion. In fact, the plant doesn’t produce leaves at all until the flowers set seed.

In Germany and Austria, coltsfoot, also known as coughwort, was once used to produce teas, tonics and syrups to counter various respiratory complaints. The herb also has a long history of use in China for similar purposes.

Although coltsfoot contains quercetin, kaempferol and other anti-inflammatory compounds, the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids makes the internal use of the herb risky.



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