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Asthma and Coltsfoot

Written by drtaradevi, sshowalter.

This herb, Coltsfoot, thas been used medicinally as a cough suppressant.

Effect of Coltsfoot on Asthma

Coltsfoot has been used in historical times to treat lung ailments such as asthma and coughs induced by airborne allergens such as smoke, aggravated by exposure to cold weather conditions.

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A single case of liver disease in an infant has led to concern around the levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids present in coltsfoot. Germany went so far as the bann the sale of coltsfood in response to the aforementioned case in 1992.1 Therefore, coltsfoot should not be taken during pregnancy or breast-feeding.2

References

National Institutes for Health and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2005. Traditional Chinese Herbs May Benefit People With Asthma. (Online) http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/061609.htm accessed 02-01-2010

Staff. 2006. Natural Herbs for Asthma. (Online) http://www.hebalsupplementesourcement-resource.com/herbs-for-asthma.html accessed 02.01.10

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