Dry the flower heads to make a soothing cough tea, or use fresh or dried to make remedies... In fact, the whole flower and stem can be used as a wild edible in your cooking.
They like to grow near water so often found by streams and rivers throughout most of the UK. Their affinity for water reminds me of their property of balancing out damp, wet mucous in the respiratory system.
Coltsfoot Cough Tea
Take 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried coltsfoot flower per cup hot boiled water. Infuse for 10min. Strain & drink with honey to sweeten if desired. Take 3-4 cups daily until symptoms clear.
(For chronic coughs, please visit your local herbalist to get checked out!)