The plants in Corsica
En corse on nomme le tussilage "Farfarella", "unghja sumirina" source Flora Corsica.
And also "passu sumerinu" heard once in Balagna. We thank Stefanina and Patricia arburi e fiori for this information.
On pourrait aussi le nommer "Calma tossa di stampa sumerina" (soulage toux sur le pas de d’âne)
Thanks to Christophe Limongi for the help and his translation in Corsican, about this proposal of ANA.
We also thank Danièle Brun for her contribution (see comments at the bottom of the page, jelly mimosa recipe).
The Latin name Tussilago, means "that acts on the cough". The plant is indeed used in herbal medicine in case dry cough but also inflammation of the bronchi, irritation of the mouth and pharynx.Furthermore, the flowers of coltsfoot possess antispasmodic and softening properties.
The coltsfoot is in the liste A des plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle of the'National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products.
Precaution: Do not consume over a period longer than 1 months because it may prove to be toxic to the liver in the long term
Useful links : wikiphyto; doctissimo, creapharma