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Elecampane Root Organic Cut & Sifted

Elecampane Root Organic Cut & Sifted

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Inula helenium, or elecampane, received its species name in remembrance of Helen of Troy, who reputedly carried a bouquet of the plant's sunny, yellow flowers as she was carried off by the Trojan prince, Paris.

The root has less romantic associations, but contains compounds with antibacterial properties and is used to make teas, tinctures and extracts.

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quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound4
origineastern europe
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container away from drafts, light and humidity.
appearance & aromaUse in tea blends and to produce tonics.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil or tincture for use in lotions, creams, balms and salves. Water infusions can also be used topically for hair and skin.
culinaryPowdered dandelion root is often encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
safetyCheck with your doctor before using if you take other medications, have a history of gallbladder disease or a known allergy to plants in the daisy family.

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flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
elecampane root

The bitter flavor is offset by citrus and mint.

formulas & recipes

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elecampane root

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what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
elecampane root

Elecampane is a member of the daisy family that is native to Eurasia and now naturalized in eastern North America. In spring, the plant is sometimes confused with mullein because of the similar looking leaves that also emerge from a basal rosette. The likeness ends at the flowers, however, which resemble small sunflowers versus flower stalks.

The herb is commonly called scabwort and horseheal, both being a reference to its use in early veterinary medicine to treat pulmonary disorders in horses and scabs in sheep.

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