Organic Elecampane Root
Botanical Name: Inula helenium
Elecampane, pronounced and also called horse-heal or elfdock, is a widespread plant species in the sunflower family Asteraceae. Elecampane root is an herbal supplement used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Available research suggests it has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and even potential anticancer properties. It also may benefit respiratory health and suppress coughing. Elecampane contains chemicals that might reduce inflammation (swelling) and kill bacteria.
The root is used to make medicine. Elecampane is used for lung diseases including asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough. It is also used to prevent coughing, especially coughing caused by tuberculosis; and as an expectorant to help loosen phlegm, so it can be coughed up more easily.
Avoid: Generally safe, possibly unsafe when taken in large amounts.