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Elecampane Root 100 g, 50 g, 25 g


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Elecampane Root – 100 g ($13.99), 50 g ($9.99), 25 g ($6.99)


Elecampane is regarded as a long-term treatment for respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis. It is also recommended as a daily supplement to improve digestion. It also is used for menstrual cramps, worm infestation, and headaches. Homeopathic preparations are used for stomach ulcers and chronic cough. It has antibacterial and antifungal effects in cell lines. One of elecampane’s active ingredients, alantolactone, has been used to treat intestinal parasites. It also is somewhat effective against yeast infections.

Bronchitis and pneumonia. Elecampane contains inulin, a mucilage-like polysaccharide that may coat the linings of the bronchial passages. The herb’s essential oil is antibacterial.


Recommendations for Use

Elecampane is available in capsules, tinctures, and teas; as an ayurvedic medicine called a rasayana; and in combination with other ayurvedic herbs in a commercial preparation. The daily dose of elecampane is 1 gram.

Repeated use of elecampane may cause allergic sensitivity. Symptoms of overdose are cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and signs of paralysis. It also can cause contact dermatitis. In rare cases, it may be necessary to use a stomach pump and treat the poisoning with medication. Animal studies have shown a reduction in blood sugar with small doses of elecampane, and an increase in blood sugar with large doses. Until further testing shows otherwise, people with diabetes should avoid elecampane. It should not be used by pregnant women or nursing mothers.

Botanical Name: Inula helenium
English: Elecampane
Ayurvedic: Pushkaramuula, Pushkara, Pouskara,
Also, known as: Alant, Inule, Enula elemie, Ussul-ur-rasun, Phatmer, Pil-gush, Scabwort, Elf dock, Yellow starwort, Wild sunflower, Horse heal, Velvet dock, Paushkara, Padmapatra, Kaashmira, Kushtha-bheda, Pohakarmul, Puskar, Pushkarmula, Pushkarmulam, Pushkara, Pushkaramula, Pohakar Mul, Pushkara Moola, Pokhar Mool, and Pushkarmulam, Elfwort, Horse-Elder, Horseheal, and Indian Elecampane
Habitat: Europe, North Asia, and Western Himalaya.
Origin: Ukraine
Harvested: Wild or Cultivated
Parts Used: Roots and rhizomes

General Information:
Inula helenium is one of our largest herbaceous, striking, and handsome plant. The stems are thick, vigorous, 3 to 4 ft tall, downy above, and branched. The leaves are large, ovate, 10 to 18 inches long and wooly underneath, are arranged alternately and toothed, the upper ones clasping the stem, the lower ones stalked. The flower heads are golden yellow, large, solitary, 2 to 4 inches across, and with narrow rays, blooming in midsummer. The flowers are on long stalks, resembling a double sunflower. The root is slightly gray brown on the outside, lighter brown internally, hard, horny and cylindrical, and should be dug in the autumn of the second year, usually split into longitudinal, oblique pieces having one or more roots. Divide plants about every 3 years to maintain vitality. The whole plant is similar in appearance to the horseradish. This plant has a long and interesting history as a medicinal herb wherein the rhizomes and roots were at one point used in a large variety of medical applications. Inula racemosa, similar species also found in Western Himalayas.

How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!

You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.

You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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This information has not been evaluated by Health Canada.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Weight 0.25 lbs

25 g, 50 g, 100 g


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