Elecampane

Price: $ 6.50

Inula helenium

Tall medicinal herb with attractive yellow flowers.  Second season dried root is used as a decongestant with a gentle but effective action on coughs and bronchitis, and also as a tonic, diuretic and skin treatment.  The leaves were also eaten by the Romans as a pot herb but are rather bitter, and the root can be candies and eaten as a sweetmeat. Full sun to part shade, prefers moist soil. Height to 2m. 9cm pot.

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