Elecampane

Elecampane

Supplement Forms/Alternate Names:

Elecampane inula, inula helenium

Introduction

Elecampane is an herb that grows in Europe and North America. It can be taken as a pill, powder or extract.

Dosages

There are no advised doses for elecampane.

What Research Shows

There is not enough data to support that elecampane is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published.

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Safety Notes

It may be safe to take elecampane in small doses for a short time. Elecampane may not be safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to take for a long period.

Interactions

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

References

1. Newall C, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals. London, England: Pharmaceutical Press; 1996:106.

Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 5/6/2020

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