Elecampane, also commonly known as Elfwort, Elfdock,Horse-Elder, Horseheal, and Velvet Dock, is scientifically known as Inula helenium. The Latin name associates the shrub with the legend of Helen of Troy. The story says that Helen was either holding a branch when Paris took her away or the shrub sprung up from her tears. Elecamapane Root has been used in traditional folk medicine. It is a member of the Asteracea/Compositae family.
The herb grows in the temperate regions of Europe and Asia, as well as China and the United States.
The active ingredients support Elecampane root as an effective herbal treatment that promotes good health. The rhizome and the root are the portions of the shrub used in herbal formulas. Alantoactone, isoalantolactone, and sesquiterpene alkaloids are found in Elecampane and have demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal effects.
Food Sources Elecampane root may cause allergic reactions, as well as irritations of the nose, throat, stomach, and intestines.
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Cautions Elecampane root may cause allergic reactions, as well as irritations of the nose, throat, stomach, and intestines.