Herb Profile: Elecampane
PreparationsElecampane can be used as a tea, cough syrup or a tincture. For a tea, pour 1 cup cold water onto 1 teaspoon of shredded root and let sit for 8-10 hours; heat up and take very hot 3 x day. The fresh or dried root can be tinctured. As a tincture, take 1-2ml 3 x day. It is often paired with ginger or pleurisy root for syrups or with echinacea to combat deep-seated bronchial infections. For directions on how to make a syrup check out the following recipe from Rosemary Gladstar:
Formula for Lung and Chest Congestion (from Rosemary Gladstar)This formula can be made into a tea, syrup or tincture and is very effective in clearing up bronchial congestion. If making a tea, adjust flavors by adding more licorice, cinnamon and ginger to the formula.
Cautions/ContraindicationsTake great caution with dry lung conditions and with pregnancy.
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