Elecampane. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Elecampane (Inula helenium)

Elecampane Properties
- Properties antitussive, antiehelmínticas (intestinal parasites) and choleretic (hiposecretoras dyspepsia, biliary dyskinesia). Digestive tonic.
- Used in the treatment of chronic bronchitis, asthma, coughs and other conditions such as pharyngitis and laryngitis
- Also in fatigue and lack of appetite.
- For topical use: wounds, ulcers, eczema, urticaria, dermatophytoses.

Contraindications
Elecampane
- Its use as a diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or moderate to severe renal insufficiency, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision.
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Elecampane Side Effects
None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- Your sesquiterpene lactones, especially alactolactonas can irritate skin and mucous membranes.
- For topical can cause contact dermatitis and orally in high doses, a picture of gastroenteritis.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

Related Topics
Index of medicinal plants

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