Medicinal Elecampane

SKU: hele $1.00
Elecampane (Inula helenium) Perennial. Likes rich soil that is wet. Sun to part shade. Large plant -- grows six feet tall in my garden. Looks like a sunflower with unique yellow rays of petals. Flowers are the size of small sunflowers. The roots are the part used medicinally. Sow in spring. Barely cover seed. Keep warm and in the light until germination, which takes about 2 weeks. Elecampane is taken internally as an expectorant, antitussive, and diaphoretic, for diseases of the respiratory tract, as an anthelmintic, for improving stomach function, as a diuretic, for asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, cough associated with tuberculosis, nausea, and diarrhea. In foods and beverages, elecampane is used as a flavoring ingredient. In other manufacturing processes, elecampane is used as a fragrance component in cosmetics and soaps. (medical usage data: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database; Please note: 10 seeds per pack. Free shipping on orders over $26.



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Category:Apothecary, Herbs

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