#healing Colts-foot – Tussilago farfara

A few herbal remedy images I found:

Colts-foot – Tussilago farfara
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Image by Hornbeam Arts
The flowers open before the appearance of the large leaves that look like horse hooves. The roots contain mucilage which was once used as a soothing cough remedy. The leaves have been used for herbal tobacco,

Hatfield Forest dam.

UCSC Hay Barn
herbal remedy
Image by Earthworm

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Image by cheeses
A visit to a local pharmacy was especially interesting for the herbalist in the group. There was a lot of medicina verde, green medicine. Herbs and tinctures are used alongside and in conjunction with pharmaceuticals. Pharmacists seemed to have quite a bit of leeway to recommend herbal remedies.

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