Simple Herbal Extracts | Elecampane



Botanical Name

Inula helenium

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

Elecampane is known primarily as an antiseptic expectorant for bronchitis, pneumonia and pertussis, especially if they present with a persistent ticklish cough with pain in the chest or ribs. It also stimulates digestion and liver function and is active against Giardia and other amoebas.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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