Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Elecampane - Monograph

Common Name – Elecampane

Botanical Name – Inula Helenium

Parts Used – Root

Active Constituents – Volatile oil, lactones, bitter compounds, sterols and inulin.

So what is Elecampane good for?

Therapeutic Properties – lung tonic, expectorant, anti-tussive, diaphoretic, hepatic, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial.

Elecampane is helpful when treating all problems of the respiratory tract. Elecampane is good for ammonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, asthma and the flue.

Elecampane can also be used to help improve appetite and absorption of food in the digestive tract.


Tincture – take 30-60 drops three times a day.

Tea three cups a day

How can you make Elecampane tea?

Boil one teaspoon of dry root in one cup of water for ten minutes and strain out the used herb.


Should not be used during pregnancy and lactation.

Research articles with links

MRSA faces defeat from wild flower

Herbal remedies for asthma treatment: Between myth and reality


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