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Elecampane, frequently called wild sunflower, is a member of the aster family that is native to Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America. The plant has a long history of use in England, where it was commonly grown in formal gardens. Before the root of the herb was in use, the flowers and stems were candied. Today, the herb is largely harvested for its roots, which are used to make teas, tinctures, tonics and syrups.

Elecampane Root c/s, 1/4 lb

  • Elecampane, also known as velvet dock and yellow starwort, is a member of the daisy family that is native to Europe now naturalized elsewhere.

    The roots of the plant contain a chemical called inulin, a type of fiber common to many fruits used as a natural sweetener in processed foods and as a dietary prebiotic.

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