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.

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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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