Metaphysical Properties Of Elecampane Root
Official Name: Inula helenium
Other Names: Alantwurzel (German), Alycopaine, Aunee (French), Elf Dock, Elfwort, Horseheal, Nurse Heal, Scabwort, Velvet Dock, Wild Sunflower
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Protection, Psychic Powers
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Elecampane Root
- When worn, Elecampane attracts love
- Sew some of the leaves or flowers in a pink cloth or make a sachet.
- It is also carried for protection, and the herb smoldered on charcoal aids in sharpening psychic powers, particularly when scrying.
Elecampane is associated with the brow chakra, with intuition, clairvoyance, and clear sight. It can be used in initiation rites and to open the mind for better communication with the divine.
Elecampane is a remedy against respiratory disease and stimulates the respiratory system. Used as an elixir or boiled down in a sugary solution and used as a cough syrup or lozenge, it is used to treat asthma, bronchitis, and colds. It stimulates the lungs to draw out phlegm while relieving the lining of the bronchial tube.
Elecampane is a digestive stimulant; it encourages appetite and helps to settle an upset stomach. It is known to help with the treatment of worm infestations.
Use to restore the balance of mind and body and to ease sudden and unexpected changes in life. When burnt as incense, it aids in psychic abilities and promotes love and joy. Elecampane can enhance communication with faerie folk and can be added to fire as an offering to faeries, elementals, and elves.
Do not take in large amounts, as it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and paralysis. Do not take while pregnant or breastfeeding. May cause allergies in some people. May interfere with blood sugar control, people with diabetes should use with caution.