Elecampane root | Inula helenium | Organic


Elecampane root is a well used, traditional herbal remedy for all types of cough and lung dysfunction. It has a unique perfume like taste due to the volatile oil component.

The sesquiterpene lactones appear to have antibacterial activity towards Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M diphtheriae. It is also anthelmintic against roundworm.

However most of its use is in the respiratory tract against cough, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchial catarrh including asthma.

The inulin content is extracted well in tincture and vinegar and it is used in our Prebiotic vinegar. Inulin is known to feed our good gut bacteria. Inulin content ranges between 22-40% depending on harvest time.


  1.  Fisher, C, 2009, Materia Medica of Western Herbs
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Additional information


Dried Elecampane root organic


Expectorant, Antitussive, Antibacterial, Digestive tonic


Volatile oil – Camphor, alantol, alantoic acid, thymol, sesquiterpene lactones – eudesmanolides, alantolactone, isoalantolactone, helenin, germacranes, elemanes, Triterpenes – dammaradienyl acetate, stigmasterol, sitosterol, friedelin, Polyacetylenes, Inulin, Vitamin A, Minerals


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times daily.


30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Elecampane is native to Europe and Asia. This tea is organically grown and harvested in Canterbury or imported from USA depending on availability.