Saturday, June 06, 2009

Herbal Power 2009 Edition: Elecampane Comes From the Tears of Helen of Troy





Elecampane

Inula Helenium

Scabwort ♦ Elfdock ♦ Wild Sunflower ♦ Horse-heal ♦ Marchalan

Source From Koehler's Medicinal-Plants 1887 - image processed by Thomas Shoepke

Scientific classification From Wikipedia

Iluna Helenium, Photo taken by Jean Tosti in 09/2004 who published [this photo] in Commons Wikimedia under under the license GFDL ver. 1.2.

Kingdom Plantae

UnrankedAngiosperms - Eudicots - Asterids

Class Magnoliopsida

Order Asterales

Family Asteraceae

Tribu Inuleae

Genus Iluna

Species

I. Helenium

Healing Powers

Alterative ♦ Aromatic ♦ Antiseptic ♦ Astringent CarminativeDiaphoretic ♦ Deuretic ♦ Depurative ♦ Diuretic ♦ Hepatic ♦ Stimulant ♦ Spectorant Stimulant ♦ Stomachic ♦ Tonic ♦

“Phyto-techniques” - Parts of the Plant Utilized for curative purposes

Root

Traditionally or Folkloric Healing Applications

• Asthma • Breath Shortness , Bronchitis • Catarrhal conditions • Coughs • Dyspepsia (Indigestion) • Fevers • Pulmonary complaints • Whooping

External Use

Blemishes ♣ Sore ♣ Throat (Chew)



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