Elecampane is a small daisy looking herb that grows all over the world and has been used by down throughout time for healing because it has many great qualities.
Elecampane contains inuline which is a great expectorant and also helps with drying up secretions and works great for bronchitis and asthma... even works great for the spasms of bronchitis. Elecampane contains oils that help expel mucus and clear the lungs. And the oil has also been used in the treatment of tuberculosis too... and Elecampane has been used for whooping cough and other respiratory diseases.
Elecampane also contains iron, iodine, magnesium, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, and Vitamins A, B, C and E.
Elecampane lowers cholesterol, prevents atherosclerosis... and helps prevent peptic ulcers... and it also helps to detox the body. And Elecampane also helps lower blood sugar levels.
Elecampane is great for stress... it’s relaxing and helps with insomnia by inducing sleep.
Elecampane can be used externally for wounds... and Elecampane is a great antibacterial and anti-fungal agent too! Elecampane is also a good antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, and helps to lower your blood pressure.
Elecampane is a bitter herb so it’s great for stimulating the GI tract and for increasing appetite in those that are not interested in eating in their old age. Also works well for those taking chemotherapy who are vomiting and feeling nauseous all the time. Elecampane helps balance the bacteria in the GI tract thus working to boost your immune system.
Studies have been done showing that Elecampane is a good adrenal and nervous system stimulant too! And new studies are being done showing that it may be a good anti-cancer agent.
Elecampane has been used in veterinary work to heal skin wounds in horses and sheep.
Elecampane can be take in many forms--- Elecampane teas, some people make Elecampane wine, and still others add it to food like stews.
You can order Elecampane on-line or find it at your local health food store.
Paul Haider - Master Herbalist