Today was a warm and sunny day and everywhere the little Coltfoot faces looked up to shine back.
The herbalist Maria Treben has suggested making a cold-infusion with Coltsfoot flowers for use against coughs and sore throats. Only pick a few flower-heads at a time, from unsullied locations, and not all from one spot… I take just one flower from each bunch I see, and usually not more than 5-7 flowers in a day.
Coltsfoot Infusion/Tea: Let the fresh-or-dried flowers soak overnight in a pot of cold water. A small handful (7 flowers or so) should be enough. Next morning, heat the water until it is just past lukewarm, never to boiling. Pour into a thermos to sip throughout the day… honey optional.