Coltsfoot flower (Kuandonghua)
Pharmaceutical Name: Flos Farfarae
Botanical Name: Tussilago farfara L.
Common Name: Coltsfoot flower, Tussilago
Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used: After the plant begins to flower before winter, the flower buds are gathered and dried in the shade.
Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent and warm
1. To moisten the lungs and resolve phlegm.
2. To stop cough
Cough. Coltsfoot flower (Kuandonghua) is used with Aster root (Ziwan). It is more powerful than Aster root (Ziwan) in stopping cough and resolving phlegm.
Dosage: 5-10 g