Elecampane Information

Inula Helenium, Elecampane

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Most Common Name:Elecampane
Botanical Name:Inula Helenium
Also Known As (other names):Scabwort, Starwort, Yellow Starwort, Wild Sunflower, Elf Dock, Velvet Dock, Horseheal

Elacampane is indigenous to Europe and parts of Asia but is cultivated all over the world in temperate areas.

This furry plant can grow to six feet and is quite pretty. It has large attractive yellow flower in summer, It has a aromatic scent but tastes bitter.

It was cultivated in the British isles as a medicinal plant during the Middle Ages. It was also popular as a cure against seasickness and a tonic by the Romans and Greeks.

Today its use is most common in Europe where it is extensively used as an expectorant and diuretic in Germany, Denmark, Holland and Switzerland.

The roots of younger plants are used.

Elecampane (Inula Helenium) is also known as  Scabwort, Starwort, Yellow Starwort, Wild Sunflower, Elf Dock, Velvet Dock and Horseheal.

It is used for, or in treatment of:



Contraindications, do not use if:

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What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture


Constituents (i.e. what has been reported to be in this herb):

InulinVolatile oilResinsAlantolactone


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