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What Elecampane herb Is:

In the old days, the plant was included in the U.S. Pharmacopeia; too bad It's no longer listed. As a remedy for bronchial congestion, elecampane has been used since ancient Greece and Rome. In the 1800s, the roots of this pretty, perennial garden flower (the blossoms look like dwarf sunflowers, hence one of its common names, wild sunflower) were mixed with sugar, then boiled and made into cough drops. The plant also was deemed a decent digestive aid. Despite all human applications, elecampane probably was brought from Europe to North America for a veterinary purpose: It helps heal skin infections in horses and sheep.

Elecampane's Latin name comes from Helen of Troy as the herb was said to spring from her tears. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects. It is a digestive tonic, an expectorant, and also reduces coughing by relaxing the bronchial muscles.

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Elecampane is used to treat chronic coughs, bronchitis and asthma. It can also be used for gastrointestinal problems.

 

 

 
 
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