Elecampane is used: in diseases of the lungs, bronchi, respiratory system, colds and pneumonia; pulmonary tuberculosis; to eliminate spasms in the stomach and intestines lazy; to normalize the overall metabolism in the body; to stimulate the formation of bile and its waste in the duodenum; as a vermifuge and disinfectant; to normalize menstruation in women; as a diuretic.
In addition, in folk medicine, elecampane treat patients with scrofula, a mild form of diabetes, hepatitis b, ascites, kidney stones, rheumatism, sciatica, prostatitis, uterine bleeding. As for external use in various skin diseases strong decoctions and infusions of roots of elecampane are applied for lotions and compresses, as well as homemade ointments and rubbing on the basis of the decoction or powder of roots. Decoctions are effective for scabies, eczema, neurodermatitis. Decoction of medium strength is used for rinsing of the mouth with stomatitis, inflammatory processes in the oral cavity and throat. The most remarkable field of application of elecampane – respiratory diseases and chronic infection of a catarrhal nature. It helps the flu and other infectious diseases.
Many patients on their own experience convinced of the mighty power elecampane root, when treated for chronic bronchitis and sinusitis. It is enough to add to the broth with expectorant herbs a small piece of root and drink this potion at least a few days, as the disease begins to recede much faster and larger. There is a rush of body forces, the temperature becomes to reduced, which is often elevated in people with chronic infection inside. In short, if any colds should make full use of the therapeutic properties of herbs and roots of elecampane.