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Elecampane Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Yellow Starwort
Botanical Name
Inula Helenium
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Tu Mu Xiang
Homeopathic Name
Inula Helenium   -   Mother Tincture

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Elecampane Cures

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Action of Elecampane

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Nutrients in Elecampane

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Parts Used

Root, Flowers, Rhizomes, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Elecampane

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Large dose may raise blood sugar levels.
It may cause gastric trouble.
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Inula Helenium is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows up to 3 M.
It grows in a temperate climate.
Best used for Bronchial Asthma.
In TCM :
Inula Helenium : Tu Mu Xiang
Meridians associated : Lung, Spleen and Liver
Inula Helenium is a related Species of Inula Racemosa.
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Materia Medica for Elecampane

Elecampane General

Elecampane is an aromatic stimulant and tonic. Elecampane stimulates the Brain, Kidneys, Stomach and Uterus. It works slowly and strengthens the Respiratory system and Lungs. In Chinese medication and Indian Ayurveda, it is known to treat Respiratory problems like Shortness of Breath, Bronchitis and Asthma.
It is Expectorant in nature. It the best remedy for Chest diseases. It is the most effective herb for treating Chronic Cough, particularly the one caused by Tuberculosis. The herb has a warming impact on Lungs.
The root of Elecampane possesses Diuretic, Stimulant, Diaphoretic and Expectorant property. The root is widely used as a treatment for Cold, Chest Congestion, Arthritis, Rheumatism and Bronchial conditions. It promotes longevity of Lung tissues and strengthens weak Lungs. It clears phlegm from Lungs and dissolves mucoid matter from Liver and Digestive organs. It compares well with Antimonium Tartaricum. It combines well with Mullein and Licorice.
The Elecampane root is used to strengthen Spleen and Stomach. It promotes flow of energy, alleviates pain for symptoms of fullness, Distention and pain of Chest and Abdomen.
It helps in maintaining a healthy Digestive System. It also cures worms in the Stomach.
The roots and rhizome of the herb have potent healing, Antiseptic and Relaxant properties. Elecampane possesses Ulcer healing properties. It also possesses Antibacterial action against infectious organisms.
A decoction prepared from roots of Elecampane is used to treat conditions like Bronchitis, problems associated with upper Respiratory Tract and gives relief from symptoms of Hay Fever. The decoction acts as a digestive stimulant and refreshment for the Liver.
The tincture prepared with the roots of Elecampane cures Body weakness and Chronic Respiratory problems.
The decoction made from Elecampane roots and tincture is used as a wash to cure Eczema, rashes and Varicose veins.
A syrup is made from the sliced roots of herb in sugar solution. Syrup made from the decoction eases Cough.
Single Herb

Inula Helenium for Scabies

Add One tablespoon dried rootstock of Inula Helenium in 1 litre water. Use this water to wash the skin for skin problems such as Itching and scabies.

Inula Helenium For Lung Congestion

Drink Inula Helenium Roots tea Twice a Day. It will help in Lung Congestion.
Or Boil Roots and Inhale steam. This will also effect the Lungs and remove the excess of Phlegm from the Lungs.
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Herbal Treatment For Debility 4

Prepare a decoction by taking equal quantity of all the following herbs for 15-20 minutes.
1) Comfrey root
2) White Horehound
3) Inula Helenium
Strain. Fill it in a bottle. Take 1/2 cup two times a day. If you want to preserve add Glycerine and Honey.

Herbal Treatment For Respiratory Diseases 2

Mix equal quantities of powdered Ephedra ( Amsania in India ), Comfrey, Verbascum Thapsus, Cherry, Licorice ( Mulethi in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Cinnamon ( Dalchini in India ), Inula Helenium ( Pushkaraula in India ) and Wild Ginger ( Jangli Adrak in India ).
Take 2-3 tablespoons throughout the day with warm water.

Herbal Treatment For Curing Spleen Diseases

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Spleen nourishment and cure Spleen Disorders, if any. Even if you do not suffer from any disease, it is recommended that you take the combination for 15 days every year. This acts as a tonic for Spleen.

Atractylodes Rhizome
Dong Quai
Indian Gooseberry
White Peony
Common Marshmallow

You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form, is readily available. Consume one capsule everyday , for 15 days.
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