ELECAMPANE (INULA HELENIUM)

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ELECAMPANE (INULA HELENIUM)

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An indispensable plant to have in your apothecary, the roots of this plant are warming, aromatic and mildy spicy.  It is famous for its anti-microbial and expectorant effects and works wonders for lung and respiratory infections and chronic debilitating coughs.  Often made into a syrup and effective as a tincture as well.  Is being used as an analog for Osha, which is at risk of over-harvest in the wild and difficult to cultivate.  Elecampane prefers full sun to part shade and can reach up to 6 ft in height.  Space 2 ft apart.  Hardy perennial to Zone 3.

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