Elecampagne, Inula helinium
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Stately perennial growing erect to 3-5 feet, depending on soil and fertility. Named after Helen of Troy, considered to be the most beautiful woman of her time, this plant is held in high esteem. Topped with golden composite flowers, like Helen of Troys stunning hair. The root is highly aromatic and you can feel the expansion when you inhale it.
Part Used: root
FUNCTION: Demulcent aromatic heads straight for the chest upon inhaling or sipping on the tea. It is also preserved in tincture form. Elecampagne helps to support healthy bronchioles, trachea, and lungs.