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Coldsfoot/Coltsfoot/Coughwort (Tussilago Farfara):
A wild herb, found growing freely in Britain; they days, particularly in undisturbed places like the edge of motorways and railway lines.
It has yellow flowers, rather like a tight dandelion. These are followed by heart-shaped leaves, about 4 ins/8cm across. The two are rarely seen together.
The leaves used to be used in herbal tobacco and are reputedly good for colds, coughs and asthma if made into tea.
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