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Elecampane Root

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Elecampane Root - INULA HELENIUM

(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ

Description: Elecampane is a robust and stately herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. The whole plant is downy, and the flowers are bright yellow, resembling a double sunflower. Its brown and aromatic rootstock is large and succulent, with large, fleshy roots. The root contains the virtues of the plant.

Origin: United States

Other Names: Alantwurzel, Alycompaine, Elecampagne, Elf Dock, Horse Elder, Horseheal, Velvet Dock, Wild Sunflower, Yellow Starwort

Part Used: Dried root

Medicinal Uses: Elecampane Root is considered a natural expectorant and supportive to the respiratory system. It has been used for intestinal worms, water retention, and to lessen tooth decay. When burned, it's thought to repel insects.

Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Elecampane should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing. CAUTION: Avoid large doses or excessive use. Large doses may cause vomiting, diarrhea, spasms, and paralysis.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*