Tussilago farfara, usually acknowledged as Coltsfoot, is a plant in the family Asteraceae.
It has been applied medicinally as a cough suppressant. The name "tussilago" itself means "cough suppressant." The plant has been employed historically to treat lung ailments such as asthma as well as diverse coughs by way of smoking. Crushed flowers supposedly cured skin conditions, and the plant has been consumed as a food product.The breakthrough of toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the plant has resulted in liver health concerns.