What is Elecampane?
Elecampane (Inula helenium) is a large, plant that is a member of the family. It is commonly known as horse heal or elfdock and is native to Europe and . Historically prescribed as a , it is also famously used to flavor absinthe and vermouth, among various other applications.
There are many benefits of elecampane, including the following.
- It is an able to calm , , and asthma. In the 1800s, elecampane was a popular immunostimulatory ingredient in cough drops and cough syrups for this exact reason. and anti-
- Elecampane has been used since the days of the ancient Greeks as a tonic to aid digestion, and its qualities make it a common treatment for diarrhea and .
- Various parts of this plant are also popularly used as an anthelmintic, killing and ridding the system of infestations.
- As an used to like tuberculosis and bronchitis. for , it is
- This herb is a slight stimulant and is to be good for the and .
- It has slight properties and is thought to be specifically helpful for of the system.
The many uses of elecampane include the following:
- The rhizome or of elecampane is the part that is most frequently used medicinally.
- The dried root may be eaten by itself, to release the compounds, or administered as a or liquid extract.
- A tea may be made from the root as well, and it is also a popular essential oil.
It can have a few side effects, including the following:
- Pregnancy & breastfeeding: breastfeeding. should avoid taking this during or while
- Allergy: allergy to the family may have an adverse cross-reaction. who have an
- Sleepiness: Elecampane causes sleepiness, therefore it is recommended to stop taking it at least two weeks prior to surgery. Furthermore, you should not use these remedies if you are going to heavy machinery or drive a car.