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Inula helenium / Elecampane Root Cut

Dried, Cut Elecampane Root.
Inula helenium / Elecampane Root Cut is available for purchase in increments of 0.5 kilograms (Kg)

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Product Description



Elecampane, Inula helenium, also called horse-heal, alanroot or elfdock, is a widespread plant species in the sunflower family Asteraceae. It is native to Europe and Asia from Spain to Xinjiang Province in western China, and naturalized in parts of North America.

In France and Switzerland it is used in the manufacture of absinthe.

It is found growing wild in damp meadows, wet-mesic pastures, old fields and roadsides. It prefers a moist, well-drained clay loam in a damp, partly shaded environment and is easily grown from seed and from cuttings.

Elecampane is a large beautiful plant with leaves that are similar to the downy leaves of great mullein. The flowers look like small sunflowers.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Antibacterial - Chinese research has demonstrated a mild antibacterial action of the herb.

Anthelmintic - has been used as an anthelmintic in the treatment of roundworm, threadworm, hookworm and whipworm infestation.

Bitter - Elecampane is also a bitter tonic that tones the digestive system.

Expectorant – Inula helenium was traditionally used to treat the cough of pulmonary tuberculosis. The volatile oil stimulates the mucociliary escalator and circulation, while the saponins stimulate the removal of mucus from the lungs.

Respiratory - Elecampane is known primarily as a respiratory tonic, and is used to ease breathing in cases of asthma and bronchitis. It is thought to soothe the bronchial tube linings and act as an expectorant.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Elecampane Root Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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