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Elecampane 1:1
Inula helenium

Serving Type: Oral Liquid

Available In Sizes: 500mL

This product is part of the BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts, a range recommended for practitioners qualified in herbal medicine. The BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts are designed for extemporaneous compounding and dispensing for an individual patient following a consultation.

Product Information

Latin name: Inula helenium

Family:  Asteraceae (daisy)

Common names: inula, elfwort, scabwort, elf dock, wild sunflower, horseheal, velvet dock

Parts used: root and rhizome, organic

Elecampane is a striking perennial herb from the Asteraceae family that is native to many areas of Europe, Asia and Africa.[1] It has thick, fleshy rhizomes that have an initial somewhat glutinous taste that becomes aromatic, slightly bitter and pungent upon chewing.[2]

Ancient medicinal writings have praised the herb for all manner of tonic properties. An ancient Latin verse, ‘enula campana reddit praecordia sana’, translates to ‘elecampane will the spirits sustain’. Pliny wrote ‘let no day pass without eating some of the roots of enula, considered to help digestion and cause mirth’.[2]

Due to its interesting flavours, elecampane was traditionally applied in a culinary context. The ancient Greek physicians recommended chewing the rhizomes during therapeutic fasts. The Medieval monks used it as a base for medicinal cordials and it was often candied and eaten as a therapeutic ‘sweet meat’ in England in the mid-1800’s, eaten morning and night and chewed while travelling to protect ‘against poisonous exhalations and bad air’.[3]

Product features:

  • Organic ingredients
  • Vegan friendly
Each 1mL contains herbal extract equiv. to fresh:
Inula helenium (elecampane) root 1g

Solvents: 45% organic cane ethanol, 55% mountain spring water.

Recommended dose: 20-40mL per week.
Shake well before dispensing.

For practitioner compounding and dispensing only.

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not use if seal on cap is broken.
  • Store below 25°C away from direct sunlight.

For further education and research, refer to the BioCeuticals Elecampane Monograph.


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