Elecampane (Inula Helenium)
Also known as: Elfdock, Horse-Heal, Inula Helenium
The elecampane root may not be a household name, but it’s a heavyweight in the world of respiratory health, and this relative of the sunflower also has a rich history of traditional use. Elecampane root’s scientific name is Helenium, after Helen of Troy, and the folklore is that elecampane grew on the spot where her tears fell. Elecampane root has long been used as a traditional supporter to boost respiratory health and soothe the respiratory system, useful benefits for battling seasonal effects.