(Tussilago farfara)   Coltsfoot is known as an herb that is a great remedy for coughs and other respiratory ailments. The flowers are chiefly expectorant, and soothing to the mucous membranes.  Coltsfoot has an calming effect on the throat,  as well as on the brains cough activating mechanism.  The herb contains high mucilage and saponins which have disinfectant and anti-inflammatory effects that ease respiratory problems. The primary use of Coltsfoot is for asthma,  bronchitis,  coughs, mucus,  lung problems,  and catarrah. Coltsfoot is rich in vitamins A and C, and also contains calcium,  zinc, potassium,  vitamins P, B12, and B6. It also has traces of copper, iron, and manganese.