A premier lung herb, it is especially helpful with bronchial coughs. Elecampane soothes irritation via its mucilage content, encourages expectoration (coughing up), and has an overall anti-bacterial effect. Traditionally used for digestive complaints due to its bitter principle.
Elecampane is used to flavour food and drink, as well as in the manufacturing of soaps, fragrance and cosmetics. Used externally for sciatica. Chinese Medicine considers it to have a warm energy, acrid and bitter flavour, and useful for strengthening the spleen and stomach, promoting energy flow and alleviating pain. Also used widely in Ayurvedic medicine.
Use 2 grams (1 teaspoon) per serve. Add 1 teaspoon of herb per cup. Brew in a pot with necessary amount of water, strain, and add honey.
Use 4.5g-12g / day of dried root as a decoction. Boil root in water for a few minutes, then steep for 15 to 30 minutes.
Specifications for Elecampane Root
|Botanical Name||Inula helenium|
|Other Names||horse-heal, elfdock|
|Country of Origin||USA/China|
|Packaging||Home Compostable Ziplock Satchel|
|Precautions||Avoid when breastfeeding.|