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 powder, 1/4 lb
According to Celtic lore, elecampane is a plant cherished by elves, which explains why the herb is also known by the common names of elfdock and elfwort. Because elecampane root is used in veterinary medicine, the plant is also called horse elder and horseheal.
The powdered root is encapsulated, or used to make cough syrup.