Elecampane is a distinctive tall-growing plant with several bright yellow, daisy-like flowers and large, fleshy, aromatic roots. This perennial is found growing throughout Europe, western Asia, and northwestern India. Our elecampane powder is ground from organic Inula helenium roots. Elecampane root powder can be incorporated into syrups, macerated as an extract, or encapsulated.
Elecampane is a member of the same plant family as the sunflowers and ragweed, native to southern and eastern Europe but naturalized around the world. It is named after Helen of Troy, who carried the flowers with her when Paris abducted her from Sparta. The 6- to 8-foot tall plant has large, pointed leaves with downy gray undersides, and yellow summer flowers. Elecampane is said to enhance psychic abilities and works involving scrying, as well as being one part of a nine-herb bath blend that is said to impart protection from witches.
Elecampane roots offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are dug from 2- to 3-year-old plants, dried and powdered.
Precautions Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea) should exercise caution as a potential allergen. Large doses may cause vomiting, diarrhea, and cramping. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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