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Elecampane Root

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Elecampane Root

Latin name: Inula helenium

Health Benefits of Elecampane

Elecampane is an expectorant and stimulating tonic used for all ailments dealing with cough and the respiratory system.  Health benefits include:


  • Known for its expectorant properties, it is a great remedy for coughs, colds, and congestion.  It works exceptionally well as an expectorant for children.
  • Can help with many respiratory ailments such as pneumonia, emphysema, asthma, and bronchitis.
  • Is known as a traditional treatment for different types of worms such as hookworm, roundworm, and threadworm.
  • Used as a flavoring in many liqueurs, cough drops, and vermouths.
  • Contains bitter agents that help to stimulate appetite and digest food easily.
  • Often used as a treatment for tuberculosis.
  • Is great when used on the skin to treat conditions such as psoriasis.


How to Use Elecampane

  • Can be used in a tea or in tincture form.
  • Can be used externally as a skin wash.


Cautions and Side Effects of Elecampane

  •  Avoid use if pregnant or nursing.
  • Can cause some mild allergic skin reactions.

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  1. Use in my tooth powder

    Posted by Steve on 16th Oct 2017

    This is in my tooth powder. It needs to be ground down to powder form. I use a coffee grinder.

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