The plants in Corsica
In Corsica we call the coltsfoot "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.
One could also name it "Calma tossa di stampa sumerina" (relieves cough on the step of donkey)
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 List A of plants used in traditional medicineof 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
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