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Elecampane Root (Inula helenium)

Elecampane Root (Inula helenium)

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A herbal food supplement

BOTANICAL NAME

Inula helenium

COMMON NAMES

Elecampane Root, Horse-heal

FAMILY

Compositae (Asteraceae)

DESCRIPTION

Common in Britain, this plant is used in Switzerland and France to manufacture absinthe.

PART SUPPLIED

The loose chopped dried root.

AVAILABLE AS

100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

SUITABLE FOR

Vegetarians and vegans.

DIRECTIONS

Decoction: About 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb (1.5 to 4 g) to a cup of cold water, bring to the boil and leave to sit for 15 minutes. Or steep 1 teaspoon bark in cold water overnight. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.

CAUTIONS

There is a known sensitivity to Elecampane. 

This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Compositae).

Allergic contact dermatitis is a side effect, though it is an fairly infrequent occurrence. It is caused by the sesquiterpene lactone content. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us.

Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. This herb is not suitable during pregnancy. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

MEDICINAL USE

An expectorant, anti-tussive and diaphoretic. Use for bronchial problems, asthma and catarrhal complaints.

Key actions: Antibacterial, diaphoretic, expectorant, spasmolytic, bronchospasmolytic. 

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat tracheal and bronchial catarrh.

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.

STORAGE

Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.