Inula helenium (Elecampane)
- Endocrine system
Part of the plant which can be used
- The flower of the plant
Present in the market
- Herbal tea
Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration
INULA HELENIUM is a great herbal medicine because of its multiple actions.
It is antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial remedy. It is used to treat health problems in circulatory system, acts as anti-diabetic and contributes in heart protection. It is also useful in digestive problems as anti-spasmodic.
It is also very sedative and anti-stressed medicine that helps people who are in depression disorder.
Elecampagne is useful in immune system as stimulant, and also in respiratory system as bronchitis treatment, asthma, and whooping cough. It is also used to prevent coughing, especially coughing caused by tuberculosis; and as an expectorant to help loosen phlegm, so it can be coughed up more easily.
Other uses include improving stomach function; treating nausea and diarrhea; and killing worms that can live in the intestine.
In all aforementioned health problems, it can be used in:
- herbal tea, 3 times daily.
- capsule, the suggested dosage is 1 capsule per day for 10 days.
- tincture, the suggested dosage is 15 – 25 drops daily.
- Children under 18 years old should take 7 – 12 drops daily.
Combinations & Contraindications
Inula is not recommended to be used during pregnancy pregnant or breastfeeding due to the lack of available scientific evidence.
Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to elecampane.
Recognized Ethnobotanical use
INULA HELENIUM is a great herbal medicine because of its multiple action. It is antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial remedy.