- It comes from the Astraceae family of plants.
- Plant occurs in Europe and in much of Asia.
- Phytotherapy utilizes coltsfoot leaves (Folium Farfarae) and coltsfoot flowers (Flos Farfarae).
- Main active substances contained in coltsfoot leaves extracts are: mucilage (7-8%), tannins, essential oils, flavonoids, phytosterols, polyphenolic acids and zinc.
- Action: oral cavity, throat and larynx coating, irritation reduction.