Elecampane (Inula helenium)
If you were to use mnemonics to remember all the properties of a particular herb, how would you remember elecampane? We’d start with an elephant, of course. An elephant with bronchitis, of course. A very political elephant (green party, obviously) stressed out with their campaign having a bout of bronchitis and a terrible chesty cough...and voila! We dare you to forget Ellie the ill elephant campaigning in a field of elecampane!
As for the dirt on why, how, and when to use this herb, it’s up to you to hit the books / browsers and do a little sleuthing of your own. We’ll be here for you if you need a hand – or an herb – to hold.