Inula helenium

origin : China


Elecampane root comes from the plant known to botanists as Inula helenium. Native to England, where it was used with other medicinal herbs for centuries, it grows from southern Sweden to northwestern India and in North America from Nova Scotia to Missouri.

The Inula helenium plant is quite large and attractive, growing as much as five feet, and featuring brilliant yellow, dandelion-like flowers. Elecampane used medicinally is actually a root, and therefore not technically an herb; however, C/S Inula helenium or powdered Elecampane Root can be boiled to product a tea or broth. You should consult with a qualified herbalist or naturopath for more information



  • digestive support
  • respiratory support
  • expectorant
  • demulcent
  • anti inflammatory



  • warm + dry


Warning : Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or echincaea) should exercise caution with elecampane, as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common.


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