Also known as Tussillago farfara. The natives burned dried coltsfoot and used the ashes as salt. Don't overdo the use of coltsfoot, it contains traces of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, potentially toxic to the liver. The botanical name tussillago means "cough dispeller". Added to love sachets by some natives for spells of peace and tranquility. Was an important plant to the natives. They sometimes fought for land that contained Coltsfoot. The flowers open only in sunny weather.
Can be smoked to help dry out coughs and is soaking to the stomach and intestines.
It contains nutrients, zinc, potassium and calcium. Young coltsfoot bloom stalks can be used as an asparagus substitutes.