NAME : COLTSFOOT
GAELIC NAME : Sponnc
LATIN NAME : Tussilago farfara.
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : British
Pas d'ane (French).
MEDICINAL PART : Leaves
PLACES OF ORIGIN : Ireland
HABITAT : Found in wet areas such as stream banks, in pastures, and on ridges
or embankments, preferring loamy and limestone soils.
DESCRIPTION : Coltsfoot is a perennial plant. The creeping rootstock sends up
first the downy white, scaly flowers stems topped by large yellow flowers, then the
cordate, dentate leaves from whose shape the plant get its name. The leaves stand on long
footstalks and are glabrous above and downy white beneath.
PROPERTIES : Astringent
Uses: Made into a
cough syrup soothes sore throats. Was used to help any lung ailments such
as bronchitis in the past.
GENDER : Feminine
PLANET : Venus
ELEMENT : Water
POWERS : Love
Add to love sachets and use in spells of peace and tranquility. The
leaves, when smoked, can cause visions.