Coltsfoot

Title: Coltsfoot
Additional Names: Coughwort
Literature References: Dried leaves of Tussilago farfara L., Compositae. Habit. Northern Europe and Asia; naturalized in Northeastern U.S. Constit. Pectin, bitter glucoside, tannin, volatile oil, resin, saponin, caoutchouc.
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Tussilago farfara
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Tussilago
L.
Species: T. farfara
Binomial name
Tussilago farfara
L.

Tussilago farfara, commonly known as coltsfoot, is a plant in the family Asteraceae that has traditionally had medicinal uses. However, the discovery of toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the plant has resulted in liver health concerns. T. farfara is the only species in the genus Tussilago;[1] the name "tussilago" itself means "cough suppressant".[citation needed]