Most respiratory conditions, including the chronic stages of emphysema, may be treated by Coltsfoot Drops. Its soothing expectorant action gives it an important role to play. Coltsfoot contains a substance called mucilage that aids in soothing the respiratory tract.
An interesting fact: After a study was conducted, it was found that the herb coltsfoot, was able to increase the activity of the tiny, microscopic hairs in the breathing tubes of laboratory animals, that are responsible for moving mucus out of the respiratory tract. In a completely different study, it revealed that the herb coltsfoot, suppresses a substance in the body that is directly involved in triggering asthma attacks!
However, the FDA has listed this medicinal plant as an herb of undefined safety. As with all herbal nutrition supplements, coltsfoot supplements should only be used in amounts that have been recommended for medicinal purposes. Along with that, you should always consult with a health professional first, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription medications.