Elecampane british

elecampane british


Biennial herbaceous plant with single erect stems 40-50 cm high, covered with soft hairs and seated with hairy elliptical, linear leaves at the top. Baskets 3-5 cm wide with longish yellow reed flowers along the edge and tubular flowers in the middle. Achenes are cylindrical, hairy, with a tuft. Blooms in June-September.

Grows in water meadows, along river banks, damp shrubs. It is often found in the south of Belarus.

Flowers contain flavonoids, seeds contain traces of alkaloids.

A decoction of the whole plant (with roots) is drunk against worms and alcoholism; 1/4 basket is brewed with a glass of water and drunk with internal bleeding and diseases caused by weight lifting; various wounds are washed with a decoction of herbs; water decoction and tincture of vodka are drunk for women’s diseases.


Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of herbs in a glass of boiling water, leave for 2 hours. Take 1 tbsp. spoon 4 times every day.

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