Elecampane also known as Inula is an antimicrobial, great for coughs, digestion, and even fights tooth dacay as a mouthwash. Inula is a bitter herb with a sweet taste that is a previotic and assists in gut health. Inula root can be infused with honey, extracted in alcohol, and made into a syrup or made into a tea. Due to its antibacterial, anti fungal properties it helps expel parasites and worms. Another use for Elecampane is an an expectorant for asthma, whooping cough, Influenza, bronchitis, & mucous, You must use this herb in small doses. Large does can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Some have chewed the roots of Elecampane to prevent tooth decay others have used the tea as a mouthwash, and others have mixed the powder among other things to brush their teeth with it. You can also use Elecampane essential oil in a toothpaste or in a mouthwash to address tooth decay. The antiseptic and antibacterial qualities of elecampane oil make it an ideal choice to maintain oral health. Elecampane oil prevents tooth decay, cavities, plaque and gum infections.
Inula should not be used if you are pregnant and if you are medications you should contact you medical provider regarding the use of this herb.