Elecampane contains chemicals that might reduce inflammation (swelling) and kill bacteria. Elecampane is sometimes used to flavor foods and beverages or as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps.
Elecampane is used for asthma, bronchitis, intestinal worms, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for ELECAMPANE overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Elecampane may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking elecampane.
Surgery: Elecampane affects the central nervous system and can cause sleepiness. There is a concern that it might cause too much sleepiness if combined with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Stop using elecampane at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with ELECAMPANE
Elecampane might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking elecampane with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Be cautious with this combination
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