Product: Elecampane Powder
Latin Name: Inula helenium
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Inula, Wild Sunflower, Horseheal, Yellow Starwort, Scabwort, Velvet Dock, Elfdock, Elfwort, Enule Campagne, Enula Campana, Echter Alant, Grande Aunée, Helenio, Inule Aunée & Inule Hélénie.
Description: Elecampane is an herbaceous, perennial plant, native to central and northern Europe and northwest Asia, now found growing in North America which grows to a height of 1.5 metres. It Has an erect, stout, furrowed stem, which branches near the top. The leaves are alternate, ovate, pointed, and serrated along the edges, mid-green in colour on the upper surface, the under surface is covered in a velvety coating of fine white hairs, upper leaves are veined and 15-45cm in length. The flowers are borne as terminal heads of deep yellow rayed flowers with many fine petals which look similar to sunflowers and are 5-9cm in diameter.
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SUGGESTED USEDecoctions and infusions of the root can be added to washes for inflamed skin, an infusion can also be added to water for washing kitchen floors, elecampane has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities that make it a good choice for cleaning surfaces. The root can also be used to make dyes in shades of blue dependant on the mordant used.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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