TITLE

ELECAMPANE

AUTHOR(S)
Foster, Steven; Duke, James A.
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants & Herbs of Eastern & Ce;2000, p137
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on Elecampane or Inula helenium. The plant is a perennial which grows from 4 to 8 feet. Its leaves are large, burdock-like, but narrower and woolly beneath; upper leaves are reduced. It is usually found in fields and roadsides. Root tea is a folk remedy for pneumonia, whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis, upset stomach, diarrhea and worms. Wash is used for facial neuralgia and sciatica. Experimentally, the tea is strongly sedative to mice. It is an antispasmodic, expectorant, worm expellent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and fungicidal.
ACCESSION #
18058677

 

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