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Common Name Elecampane
Latin Name Inula helenium
Family Compositae
Part Used Root
Gathering Time Fall
Constituents Inulin, helenin, triterpenes, bitter principle
Actions Anti-microbial anti-tussive, diaphoretic, anti-cataral
Common Uses Expectorant. Used for all types of lung infections including flu, colds, pneumonia, bronchitis.
Contraindications Pregancy and lactation
Possible Drug Interactions Unknown
Overdose Symptoms Nausea, vomiting.

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