Coltsfoot: Properties and benefits

Coltsfoot is a common herb that is widespread in woods and near waterways. It has beneficial properties especially on our respiratory system, on the bronchi and lungs which helps to decongest. It is therefore very useful for keeping our respiratory tracts healthy and preventing and fighting inflammation of the same. It also has protective properties not only on the mucous membranes of the respiratory system but also on those of the digestive system. It also has anti-flu properties and is able to effectively combat throat irritation with persistent cough. It is particularly beneficial for our skin and hair which has the ability to strengthen and keep it in excellent health. In particular, it is very useful in case of skin irritations and oily skin. Finally, thanks to the presence of flavonoids, it has strong antioxidant properties and is useful for combating premature aging or damage from cellular oxidation. It can be consumed in infusion or, in the case of topical use on the skin, in the form of compresses also combined with other medicinal herbs with similar properties.