• Chronic Respiratory Diseases,
The Latin name of elecampane comes from Helen of Troy, who was supposed to have carried elecampane with her while being abducted from Sparta. Revered by the ancient Greeks and Romans, this herb was recommended for treating such diverse problems as indigestion, melancholy, sciatica, bronchitis, and asthma.
What Is Elecampane Used for Today?
Some modern herbalists regard elecampane as a long-term treatment for respiratory diseases such as asthma
Elecampane is also sometimes recommended as a daily supplement to improve general digestion.
One of elecampane's constituents, alantolactone, has been used in concentrated form as a treatment for intestinal parasites,
A typical dosage of elecampane root is 1.5 to 4 g 3 times daily, either in capsule form or boiled in water as tea.
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