Elecampane – Inula helenium

Elecampane - Inula helenium

Family: Compositae

Height: 30-50cm

Inula, also known as Elecampane, is used in human herbal medicine in cough preparations and by the Romans as a digestive sweetmeat. Valuable as a food for its inulin content. Inulin is a fructo-oligo-saccharide (fos) which acts as a prebiotic.

Inula Root (Elecampane Root) is a good source of calcium with a high Ca:P ratio.

Constituents: Inulin, volatile oil, saponins, sterol.

Actions: Digestive, expectorant, induces sweating, antiseptic.