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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Elecampane
MEDICINAL USE
It is used in any chronic lung condition as a trophorestorative. It acts as a warming expectorant, and is anti-inflammatory, immunostimulatory and somewhat sedating overall, is most indicated in irritating bronchial coughs (astham, TB, whooping cough, croup), especially in children or the elderly. Will remove excess mucus and chronic catarrh). As a warming digestive bitter will tonify the digestive tract as a whole. Has traditional use as a surgical antiseptic and can be used as an antimicrobial topically.
Elecampane
Inula Helenium
Alterative, Antibacterial, Antiparasitic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Sedative, Tonic, Trophorestorative
COMBINES WITH
Basil, Coughwort, Italian Honeysuckle
WARNINGS
PREPARATION
Tincture (1:5, 25%) 2-5 ml TID. Powdered herb: 2-4 g daily. Cold infusion of 1 tsp/cup; let steep overnight; drink 1 cup TID hot the next day.