Health Benefits of Elecampane, As Backed by Science

Health Benefits of Elecampane, As Backed by Science

A few years back, I got sick while traveling in Croatia.  My host’s grandma immediately made me a spicy-tasting tea from the root of elecampane to help with my coughing.  The elecampane, along with mullein leaf, seemed to do the trick. Even though elecampane has long been studied for its medicinal benefits, the pandemic has caused it to become highly in-demand and a staple product to keep in your first aid kit.

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Tinctures vs. Extracts, Powders and Dried Herbs: What Is the Best Way to Take Herbal Remedies?

Tinctures vs. Extracts, Powders and Dried Herbs: What Is the Best Way to Take Herbal Remedies?

When looking for herbal remedies, you will often find many different formulations of the same plant.  The most common ones are tinctures, glycerin extracts, dried whole herbs, powdered extracts and standardized extracts.  For health benefits, tinctures are usually best.  However, each formulation has its own pros/cons which might make it a better option for you. Read more