The herb family Compositae or Asteraceae includes elecampane root. It comes from Europe and has been used as medicine for a long time. Its plant has a tall stem that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) and a big yellow flower.
Elfwort, elfdock, scabwort, horseheal, and yellow starwort are some of the other names for elecampane.
People have also used elecampane root to add flavor to foods and drinks and to make soaps and other beauty products smell nice.
Most of the time, it is used as an antimicrobial or to help with breathing or stomach problems when it is taken as a supplement.
In traditional medicine, elecampane root and other herbs in the Inula genus have been used for a long time to thin mucus, stop coughing, make people sweat, stop vomiting, and kill bacteria.
There are many claims that elecampane is good for your health. The majority of scientific research on this herb has been done in test tubes or on animals.
◉ May Support Respiratory Health - It looks like elecampane can get mucus out of the respiratory system. It also seems to have a soothing effect on the lungs by reducing inflammation. Even though these first results look good, full-scale human clinical trials are needed to confirm them.
◉ May Improve Digestive Health - Elecampane has inulin, which is a prebiotic fiber that is good for digestive health in many ways. It has also been shown to make more gastric juice and bile, which makes digestion easier.
◉ Antimicrobial Properties - Several different lab studies show that elecampane is very good at killing germs. Even though these first results are encouraging, more research with people is needed.
◉ Anti-Inflammatory Properties - Lab tests show that the sesquiterpene lactones in elecampane work to reduce inflammation in the respiratory system and all over the body. Human clinical trials are needed to show that these first results are correct.
|Product Name||Elecampane Root.
|Scientific Name||Inula helenium L.|
|Country of Origin
||Originally from Europe. Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||Very much like bitter and pungent.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 5 years. The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
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