Coltsfoot Flower (Kuan Dong Hua)

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

Meridians: Lung

Therapeutic Effects:
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

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