Colt’s Foot

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Colt's Foot
Cat Given Name : Colt's Foot
Other Name(s) : Cough-wort, Foals-wort, Horse-hoof, Bulls Foot
Description :

Colt’s Foot is a small plant with yellow flowers resembling dandelions that stand on stems typically between 3 and 11 inches in height. The stems have leaves that resemble the foot of a horse, but do not grow in until after the seed pods have set, and then wither and die by the end of the season.

Properties :

Colt’s Foot is well known for its ability to open the lungs and still coughs. In addition to reducing the swellings of the lungs and throat, when applied externally the plant is effective at reducing swellings.

Related Knowledge
Complaints : Burn, Abrasion, Dislocated hip, Dislocated shoulder, Snakebite,
Symptoms : Cough, Difficulty Breathing, Joint Separation,
Species :
Seasonal Availabilities by Territory *
* To find a plant that is not available in an area, it must first be approved by the Game Admins. Please PM one of the Admin Team for that permission.
^ The listed seasons are those in which the herb is ready in some way for harvest. Consult the collection methods below for details.
Collecting & Storing Flowers
When to Collect : Late Leaf-bare to mid New-leaf
How to Collect : Remove the heads from the stems carefully.
How to Preserve : Lay the flowers in full sun to dry.
How to Store : Store in loose piles in a cool, dry place.
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Collecting & Storing Stem's & Leaves
When to Collect : New-leaf
How to Collect : Bite the stems off at ground level.
How to Preserve : Lay the flowers in full sun to dry.
How to Store : Store in loose piles in a cool, dry place.
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Collecting & Storing Roots
When to Collect : Leaf-fall
How to Collect : The roots should be dug carefully, never taking more than half the roots in a growth area so as not to destroy the plot of the Clans. Take care not to keep any that are overly soft or at all worm-eaten.
How to Preserve : The roots should be washed, then laid in full sun until fully dried.
How to Store : Store in neat piles in a cool, dry place.
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Detailed Usage Information
Leaves : Consume to ease a cough. It's particularly effective on a dry sort. [ EDIT ]
Leaves : Consume to ease breathing. [ EDIT ]
Entire Plant : Chew and apply as a poultice to reduce swelling. [ EDIT ]