Useful and therapeutic properties of Elecampane

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial herb to 1.5 m tall.Rhizome thick, fleshy, dark brown on the outside, with long thick roots.Stems erect, angular, upward shaggy.Leaves alternate, basal, petiolate, oblong-elliptic, stem, amplexicaul.Flowers in large axillary baskets, yellow;boundary - reed, inner - tube.Wrap baskets the set-golistnye, with protruding out leaflets.The fruit - achene.It blooms from July to September.Elecampane replaces imported senega.

Medical raw material is a rhizome with roots going in the fall (October) or spring (April-May).Was purified from the ground, washed with cold water, cut into pieces;dried in the shade of a well-ventilated area.The smell of aromatic raw materials: fresh roots smell like camphor, dried - violet;spicy taste bitter;gray-brown color, in white fracture.Shelf life up to 3 years.

active principle elecampane are inulin, Vladimir Chepelin, essential oil containing alantolaktan and izoa-lantolakton and bitter substances, saponins and polysaccharides.

preparations of elecampane are mainly us

ed as an expectorant, antihelminthic, diuretic and choleretic agent.Due to anti-inflammatory effects, elecampane medications are an effective treatment for the gastrointestinal tract, as help to reduce elevated his motor and secretory functions, improve appetite.

beneficial effect Elecampane drugs for diseases of the kidneys, liver, hemorrhoids, and externally - with skin itching with skin rashes, inflammation of the gums.

In folk medicine nard used in the treatment of diseases such as gastric ulcer, gastritis;fried egg sprinkled with powder and eat the root of diseases caused by heavy lifting;tincture on vodka drink with pulmonary tuberculosis;inside or externally - with sciatica, nerve disease, goiter, gastric and duodenal ulcers, heart disease, colds, high blood pressure, toothache;Flower decoction is drunk as a tea by suffocation;drink a decoction of the roots and wash them the head of tangles;drink with uterine pains, exhaustion;root powder overheat or overcook with pork fat and applied on linen rag to tumors and wounds;Fresh leaves applied to erysipelas and scrofulous places, ulcers, tumors;water decoction drinking for stomach and thoracic pain, cachexy, flu.


a 25% tincture: 25-30 drops, then take 2-3 tbsp.tablespoons pork (internal) fat with gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer.

devyasilovoe wine: a bottle of Cahors wine or port 1 to take full article.a spoonful of fresh root and cook for 10 minutes, it is better to Art.honey;take 2-3 glasses (50 grams) after eating at Qatar guts and low acidity, for the feeble convalescent people.

Broth: 15 g per 200 ml (. 1 dessert or incomplete tablespoon per cup of water) to boil for 30 minutes, strain and take in the form of heat 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day as a choleretic.

root tincture in the cold water: Take 1 tbsp.a spoonful of crushed root to 2 cups of water and infuse 8 hours;drink half a glass of slightly warmed 4 times a day (preferably 1 h. spoon of honey) for half an hour or an hour before meals with respiratory diseases (bronchitis, etc.).

Pills: root, ground into flour, mixed with honey and make pills;take 2-3 pieces 3-4 times a day before meals.

addition to the British and elecampane Elecampane occurs ivolisty nard, an infusion of the leaves is used as an anti-inflammatory and astringent in the complex treatments for wounds.