inula helenium

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Up to 8 ft tall. Big leaves that look like burdock or rhubarb, but narrower and fuzzy underneath. Flowers are also big with very thin yellow petals and a golden middle. Whole plant is edible. Tea made from the root used for lung conditions like pneumonia, bronchitis, cough, asthma, also calm digestive system and effective at expelling intestinal worms. Quite a strong sedative, anti-spasmodic, antiinflammatory, anti-bacterial and fungicide. The roots contain very high amounts of inulin which is a fiber that feeds probiotics and help leaky gut syndrome. Elecampane does however contain toxic lactones that can irritate mucus membranes and cause allergic reactions in some people. Be cautious.
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Li, "Structural modification of isoalantolactone and alantolactone isolated from," in Inula helenium, vol.
Gorbatykh, "Some mechanisms of the antistressor activity of Inula helenium preparations," Eksperimentalnaya i Klinicheskaya Farmakologiya, vol.
Malarz, "Simultaneous quantification of eudesmanolides and thymol derivatives from tissues of Inula helenium and I.
Alantolactone and isoalantolactone (Figure 1) have been isolated from many species of plants, including Inula Helenium L.
Inula helenium may be used not only for its stimulating expectorant effects but also to support digestion and a debilitated constitution (Mills 1989).
Elecampane (Inula helenium): The root of this robust wildflower is expectorant and decongestant, anti-spasmodic, and anti-bacterial, and is useful for mucuosy coughs of asthma and bronchitis.
Uchiyama, "Larvicidal activities of sesquiterpenes from Inula helenium (Compositae) against Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Paratanytarsus grimmii (Diptera: Chironomidae)," Applied Entomology and Zoology, vol.