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Tussilago farfara, coltsfoot

Botanical names: Tussilago farfara, Cineraria farfara, Farfara radiata, Tussilago alpestris, Tussilago umbertina
Asteraceae
Common names
English: coltsfoot, tash plant, coughwort, ass's foot, Bull's foot, winter heliotrope, farfara, foal's foot, foalswort, horse foot
Spanish: tusilago, fárfara, pie de caballo, uña de caballo
French: tussilage, pas-d'âne
German: Huflattich
Active constituents: tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, senecionine and senkirkine, polysaccharides, mucilage, sterols, tannins


Tussilago farfara, coltsfoot
Tussilago farfara, coltsfoot
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants

Tussilago farfara, tash plant
Tussilago farfara, tash plant flowers
 
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