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Elecampane Root: Bulk / Organic Elecampane Root
Elecampane Root: Bulk / Organic Elecampane Root


 
An herb for the respiratory system. It clears excess mucous from the lungs and helps with coughs, colds, bronchitis, and asthma.
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Elecampane helps rid the lungs of excess mucous. It provides relief when the respiratory system is exhausted from coughing and infection. Elecampane is most commonly used in cases of emphysema and bronchitis when the lungs are struggling with mucous.

Elecampane has a high essential oil content and therefore has a strong anti-bacterial effect. It soothes and heals damaged respiratory tissue and stimulates the respiratory system toward normal, healthy function.

It also helps with digestion and asthma.

Elecampane is a perennial herb that is easy to grow in the DC area. It grows quite tall and produces lovely sunflower-like yellow flowers. The rhizome is used medicinally and can be broken off by reaching just under the soil.


Common Name

Standardized: elecampane

Botanical Name

Inula helenium L.
Plant Family: Asteraceae

Overview

Introduction

Elecampane is a member of the same plant family as the sunflowers and ragweed, native to southern and eastern Europe but naturalized around the world. It is named after Helen of Troy, who carried the flowers with her when Paris abducted her from Sparta. The 6- to 8-foot (200-250 cm) tall plant has large, pointed leaves with downy gray undersides, and yellow summer flowers. It is used extensively for horses and livestock, specifically for skin diseases in horses and sheep. Early American folklore relates that it can cure hydrophobia in cows. Elecampane is also said to enhance psychic abilities and works involving scrying, as well as being one part of a 9 herb bath blend that is said to impart protection from witches.

Constituents

Bitter substances known as alanto-lactones and up to 45% inulin.

Parts Used

Roots and rhizomes dug from 2- to 3-year-old plants, dried and cut.

Typical Preparations

Usually taken as a tea. Added to cough syrups, expectorants, herbal diuretics, pain remedies, and roborants (for bringing out color from pale skin). Can also be taken internally in the form of a capsule or extract. It has also been known to be candied and eaten as a sweetmeat.

Precautions

Specific: Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea) should exercise caution as a potential allergen. Large doses may cause vomiting, diarrhea, and cramping.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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    4+ oz = 10% off
    8+ oz = 15% off
    16+ oz = 20% off

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