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Coughwort Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Coughwort, Coltsfoot
Botanical Name
Tussilago Farfara
Chinese Name
Kuan Dong Hua, Kuan Dong
Homeopathic Name
Tussilago Farfara   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Coughwort

Nutrients in Coughwort

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Parts Used

Leaves, flowers

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Coughwort

Avoid using if you are Pregnant or a Nursing mother. If a nursing mother takes Coughwort tea, it may even result in infant's death. It may get mix with her breast's milk and cause Liver damage in infant.
People with High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease should avoid Coughwort.
Long term usage may cause Liver Damage, Hypertension, Kidney Problems or Liver Cancer.
Take extreme caution in case of Cough due to heat, Lung Abscesses or Blood in the Phlegm.
Excess intake may cause Irritability, Restlessness, Excitation, and increased Respiration.
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Coughwort is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 30 Cm.
Best used for Cough, Sore Throat.

In TCM :
Coughwort Flower : Kuan Dong Hua
Meridians associated : Lungs

Coughwort is considered as expectorant. To detox the Lungs Coughwort is really effective.
To get rid of of Lungs Disorders like Cols, Cough, Congestion, Influenza take Coughwort leaves decoction daily. It will help in clearing the airways.
In smokers, the Lungs are filled with tar that decreases the efficiency of Lungs and causes Breathing Problems. Drinking Fresh leaves decoction twice a day will help with Lung congestion.
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Materia Medica for Coughwort

Single Herb

Coughwort for Asthma

Chew Coughwort roots.
OR : Put One tablespoon dried Coughwort flowers and leaves in a cup of boiling water.
Steep for 10-15 minutes,
Filter and drink hot before meals 2-3 times a day.

Coughwort for Skin

Boil 2 tablespoons of dried Coughwort leaves in 4 cups of water till it is reduced to half.
Use it as a warm compress for Skin diseases and Inflammation.

Coughwort for Cough & Sore Throat

Take 1 tablespoon powdered leaves of Coughwort.
Boil in 2 cups of water until the mixture remain One cup.
Apply it as a poultice on the chest and along the throat.
It relieves pain and discomfort.
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Herbal Treatment For Whooping Cough 1

Prepare a decoction of Wild Cherry, Sundew, Coughwort, Thyme . Take two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 3

Take Black Cherry bark and Coughwort bark.
Prepare a decoction. Drink 2-3 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bronchitis 1

Take Verbascum Thapsus, White Horehound, Coughwort and Lobelia.
Prepare a decoction. Take two or three times a day.
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Manjit ( INDIA )
07 Feb 2017

I am looking for Lungwort and Coltsfoot dried leaves here in India.
Can you help me on this.
Upendra Kalyan
08 Feb 2017
Manjit. You will have to contact the nurseries or the botanical labs or parks for that.
Or, do some research on the internet about the herbal stores that sell these herbs.
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