Coltsfoot belongs to medicinal herbs. There’s also another name for this herb – foalfoot, that originates from the similarity of its leaves to a colt’s or a foal’s hoof.
Coltsfoot tincture is used as an antiinflammatory remedy and an expectorant for respiratory tract.
The flowers of coltsfoot should be gathered in April and the beginning of May and the leaves are gathered in the end of May and in June. For best results, leaves and flowers of the plant should be dried in the shade.