Latin Name: Inula Helenium
Elecampane originates from Asia where it has been cultivated since antiquity due to the known healing properties of the root. Inula is a special tonic for the respiratory system, the immune system and most organs of our body with great results.
– Laxative properties: In modern herbal medicine Inoula is used mainly for the treatment of disorders of the respiratory system. It can be used where there is a strong runny nose such as bronchitis or emphysema, due to its expectorant and anti-spasmodic properties, which make it ideal for the treatment of cough and bronchitis.
– Antimicrobial action: Expectoration is accompanied by a soothing effect, which in this particular herb is combined with an antimicrobial action. The active ingredients helenin and allantolactone contained in the herb are powerful antiseptics and bactericides.
– Respiratory infections: It can be used in asthma and bronchial asthma and in general all respiratory infections. The action of Inula in the lungs is warming and expectorant. The volatile oils (about 4%) contained in the herb help to eliminate concentrated phlegm from the respiratory tract.
– Digestive tonic: The bitter element it contains stimulates digestion and regulates appetite.