The Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara) is the only member of the genus tussilago. The native medicinal plant belongs to the composites family (Asteraceae) and is related to the ragweeds (Senecio) and the golden cobs (Ligularia). Coltsfoot is in bloom in March/April. It can be up to 16 inches high. In spring, the flowers appear first, then the leaves.
Many healing properties are ascribed to coltsfoot, but it is mainly used in traditional medicine to treat respiratory tract diseases. But it is also used in cosmetics and skin care formulas as an ingredient, such as anti-dandruff shampoos, toners, and lotions. The flowers and leaves are processed for Tussilago Farfara extract.
Coltsfoot extract is a natural skincare ingredient is high in polysaccharides, vitamin C, and Zinc. It stimulates dermal regeneration and leaves soothing, softening, and antioxidant effects—a natural remedy for youthful and glowing skin.