Inula helenium – 100g – £7.99

Elecampane is one of the strongest antiseptic plants and is very effective for bacterial infections such as bronchitis, tuberculosis, MRSA and pneumonia.  This is due to its biofilm-disrupting properties which makes it more difficult to defend themselves against our immune system.

health benefits

  • respiratory tonic
  • diuretic
  • coughs and colds – cough suppressant contains active compound, alatolactone
  • digestive problems
  • liver stimulant
  • bronchitis – rich in the phytochemicals; helenalin, helenin and especially the important element INULIN. Inulin coats and soothes the bronchial passages whilst acting as an expectorant and helps to reduce bronchial secretions and cleanses the lungs of congestion
  • anti-parasitic – contains alantolactone and isoalantolactone which have anthelmintic and anti-parasitic properties. These compounds are effective in destroying and expelling parasites from the intestine such as; roundworms, pinworms, hookworms, whipworms and threadworms
  • contains 42% inulin – a prebiotic fibre that is a preferred food for healthy gut bacteria
  • elecampane has shown affinity for the lymphatics in reducing chronic swollen cervical glands

DECOCTION To make the tea – add 2 tspns to a pot with 1 litre water – let it boil then simmer for 20 minutes – strain and put into fridge drink warm with raw honey

STEAM – put 28g of elecampane into a pan of 1 litre water – simmer until hot then remove from the cooker.  Cover the pan with a towel and when the water is not too hot inhale slowly and deeply for 5 to 10 minutes


People with allergies to members of the daisy plant family may be allergic to elecampane.

Excessive use can cause spasms, vomiting and diarrhoea – only take 2 cups of tea per day