Used by the ancient Romans as a cure for post banquet over-indulgence and indigestion. American Indians found the plant to be particularly useful in treating bronchial and other lung ailments. Elecampane is widely used by Naturopath’s as an expectorant and tonic and to alleviate chest congestion. It controls excessive coughing and mucus discharge in bronchitis, respiratory tract inflammation, urinary, and menstrual problems. It can be used internally for intestinal worms and be applied externally for skin problems such as scabies and itches. It lessens tooth decay because it has been found to lower excessive sugar levels in the blood. Elecampane is the richest plant source of natural occurring insulin and provides other necessary nutrients to the pancreas to aid in all its vital functions.
Elecampane Root (Inula helenium)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Elecampane Root can provide relief for: • Bronchitis (chronic) • Coughs • Diarrhea (chronic) • Respiratory Inflammation • Worms • Skin Issues • Insulin Resistance • Tooth Decay