Elecampane (Inula helenium)
1 : 2, Fresh Root : 95% Organic Cane Alcohol
A long time remedy for uprooting deep seated respiratory infection; pungent and aromatic Elecampane reaches far into the lungs drawing out both chronic and acute congestion. Added to hot water, Elecampane tincture can be taken at first sign of illness both as tea and steam. A delicious addition to any bitters blend, Elecampane is also stimulating and clearing to the digestive track. Also an ally for the person who is recovering from a dairy allergy and for those wanting to improve absorption of nutrients. Our roots are only harvested after their second year!
As their latin name suggests, Inula helenium is rich in the pre-biotic, Inulin. While inulin is best extracted in water based preparations, this plant may be contraindicated for folks dealing with gut bacteria issues and/or on specific diet plans (ie. FODMAPS, SIBO). *
Expectorant, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diffusive Antiseptic, Cholagogue, Circulatory Stimulant, Aromatic Bitter
Every plant is as different as every person. When working with these medicines, make sure to research recommended dosages and contraindications regarding health conditions and other medications you may be taking. While some plants and people require minimal dosing to be effective, others may require more than expected. Start slow and get informed.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Contraindications may exist. Consult expert medical advice before using during pregnancy. Keep out of the reach of children.