• Not to be used during pregnancy.
  • Large doses may cause vomiting, diarrhea, spasms, and symptoms of paralysis.

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(Inula helenium)
Common names: Alantwurzel, Alycompaine, Aunee, Elf Dock, Elfwort, Horse Elder, Horse Heal, Nurse Heal, Scabwort, Velvet Dock, Wild Sunflower.
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Parts Used: Root. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: This naturalized herb has a reputation for being a treatment for lung and bronchial symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughs. It has been used to treat children with whooping cough.

Traditionally used to help fend off tuberculosis and to lessen the effects of diabetes.

The tea, both internally and when used as a mouth rinse, is said to reduce tooth decay as well as to firm up the gums.

Administered as a general tonic and blood-builder, it has been found useful for convalescents.

Externally, a strong brew of tea can give relief from skin rashes, wounds, and itch.

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