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  • Writer's pictureLeonie Quigley

Herb of the Week

Elecampane – Scientific Name (Inula helenium)

Parts Used: Root

Main Actions: Expectorant (drains mucus from the lungs)

Bronchospasmolytic (prevents narrowing of the bronchials

Anti-bacterial (destroys and/or supresses bacterial growth)

Some therapeutic uses:

Acute bronchitis

Common colds and flu




Large amounts may cause stomach upset

Caution if pregnant or breastfeeding

Caution with diabetes and high or low blood pressure

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