Herb of the Day: Elecampane


Elecampane is another member of the Asteraceae family (echinacea, daisy, and chamomile also belong in this family).  Folklore says that Elecampane grew in the places Helen of Troy’s tears landed, this folklore provides the plant’s botanical name Inula Helenium. It is also known as horseheal and has been used extensively with horses and other livestock

.  Herbalists primarily use the root of this flower.


  • Cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Digestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Asthma
  • Warming
  • Antimicrobial
  • Diuretic
  • Lung Disorders
  • Expectorant
  • Parasites
  • Flu

The Plant

Elecampane grows well in most climates.  It will often pop-up alongside roads and in abandoned parking lots.  The flowers will grow up to 6 feet tall and resemble small sunflowers.  For the home gardener wishing to grow elecampane, propagating from a root cutting is easiest.  Provide elecampane with  moist soil and it should require fairly little maintenance.  The roots are harvests from plants that are 2 or 3 years old.

TriLight Health and Elecampane

We use elecampane in Lungs Plus, Lung Tonic, and our Elecampane single extract.

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LungPlusLungs Plus is our cold, flu and cough support blend.  Jessica S says this about Lungs Plus:

Several years ago my oldest son had a deep racking cough that simply would not be healed. I ordered this product hoping it would help but was blown away by the result. It took less than 3 days of regular dosing for his cough to leave completely. He and every other child has always loved the taste and will beg for more or even fake a cough in order to get some. This is a staple in my cupboard and has kept me home taking care of my family and not sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room.

Lung long tonicTonic is formulated off of Lungs Plus and is our pregnancy-friendly and chronic lung health formula.  Txmommy5 says this:

Any time I get sick it goes to my lungs and hangs out for weeks. I ordered this after I was already sick. It did help it go away sooner. I’m eager to give it a try at the beginning of an illness to see if it stops it from settling in. I love trilight products and this product is great.


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Those with allergies to other plants in the Asteraceae (aka ragweed) family may have allergies to Elecampane.
Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



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