Flower Power – Coltsfoot

I’ve discovered there are patches of the beautiful Coltsfoot flower growing in the back woodland. I’m such a huge fan of eating flowers, they add such a magical element to meals. Just one or two are all that are needed – leave the rest for the bees and insects 🙂

Coltsfoot flowers have the most wonderful flavour, distinctly aromatic but not overpowering. Just beautiful. Definitely one to try.


They are highly controversial however as they contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which, in high doses, can be seriously bad for your liver. For that reason I recommend you check out this blog post by the wonderful Monica Wilde, Herbalist extraordinaire and err on the side of caution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.



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