Elecampane is one of the largest herbaceous plants, distributed throughout England and some parts of Asia. This herb is a tonic, diuretic, diaphoretic, expectorant, alterative, antiseptic, astringent and can be gently stimulating. It is used as a medicinal plant to treat coughs, arthritis, rheumatism and traditionally bronchitis, as well as other pulmonary complaints.
Caution when using excessive amounts.
Only the root is sourced, usually taken from plants two to three years of age. Elecampane is also commonly known by its other names Scabwort, Velvet dock, Horseheal, Wild Sunflower, Elf dock.