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The Use Of Elecampane For Medicinal Purposes
The Use Of Elecampane For Medicinal Purposes

Video: The Use Of Elecampane For Medicinal Purposes

Video: The Use Of Elecampane For Medicinal Purposes
Video: Elecampane: Medicine Making with herbalist, EagleSong Gardener 2023, March

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Healing properties of elecampane high


Does elecampane have the nine powers that its name suggests? Its use in traditional and folk medicine has shown that these forces are much greater.

After all, the roots and rhizomes of elecampane and preparations made from them, as well as from the leaves and stems of this plant, are used in the treatment of gastritis and stomach ulcers, for coughs, diseases of the respiratory tract, liver and gallbladder. In addition, elecampane has antimicrobial and antihelminthic properties.

It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and diabetes mellitus, hemorrhoids. Elecampane is used for medicinal purposes in the form of tea, decoction, infusion, tincture, rubbing, ointments and in powder form.

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A decoction of the roots and rhizomes of elecampane

It is used as an expectorant for respiratory tract diseases, as well as for liver and kidney diseases, and as a diuretic and choleretic drug. This broth helps with diseases of the stomach and intestines - ulcers, gastritis, non-infectious diarrhea and colitis. It also helps as a pain reliever for joint diseases, for example, with arthritis, lumbago, rheumatism.

To obtain a decoction, you need to pour 15 g of dried roots and rhizomes of elecampane with a glass of water and bring the liquid to a boil. Then boil for another half hour. Strain the resulting broth, bring the volume of liquid to the original (200 ml) by adding boiled water. Take it warm, 1 tablespoon three times a day.

Elecampane rhizome tea

To prepare it, you need to take 1 teaspoon of elecampane roots and pour them with a glass of boiling water. Tea is ready in a quarter of an hour. It is taken three times a day in a glass to treat cough. With asthma, this tea is drunk with the addition of honey.

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Tincture of roots and rhizomes elecampane

It is used to relieve stomach pain. To obtain it, 1 tablespoon of crushed dry roots and rhizomes of elecampane should be poured with half a liter of vodka and insisted in a dark place until yellow appears. This tincture, if necessary, is taken three to four times a day, 25 drops.

Elecampane powder

It is recommended for hypertension, cholecystitis, hepatitis, colitis, hemorrhoids, ulcers, gastritis. The dried roots and rhizomes of elecampane are ground into powder and taken 1 gram twice a day before meals, washed down with water.

Elecampane herb contains vitamin E, and therefore is recognized as a natural antioxidant that has a rejuvenating effect. In addition, it has diuretic properties and is also used in the treatment of anemia. Plucked fresh elecampane leaves are applied to ulcers, tumors, wounds.

Pharmacy preparations

In pharmacies, dried roots of elecampane are sold, from which you can independently prepare decoctions or tinctures. There you can also find the Nine Forces syrup, which, along with elecampane, includes Rhodiola rosea, St. John's wort, rose hips and other useful plants. This drug has a tonic, stimulating and immunomodulatory effect on the human body.

Sold in pharmacies and liquid extract of elecampane. 5-10 drops of the extract are added to a glass of water and drunk several times a day in the treatment of many diseases discussed above. You need to carefully study the instructions.


Elecampane also has contraindications. It is not allowed to be taken by pregnant women, as well as people with serious vascular and heart diseases and kidney pathology.

Elecampane treats diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, but with gastritis with low acidity, it should be taken very carefully or completely abandoned, since it reduces the secretion of digestive enzymes.

Before starting taking medications from this plant, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

E. Valentinov

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