The rhizomes and roots of elecampane contain polysaccharides inulin and inulin, saponins, organic acids (acetic, benzoic acid), small amounts of alkaloids, vitamin E and essential oil.
A decoction of the root has an expectorant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, diuretic, hemostatic effect. Elecampane has properties that allow you to get rid of rheumatism and sciatica. Elecampane treatment is also carried out in cases where a person has weakened immunity.
Preparations based on elecampane help with diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tract.
With the help of elecampane, gastric and duodenal ulcers are more likely to heal, blood circulation in the body as a whole and in the gastric mucosa in particular improves, the acidity of the mucous membranes decreases, and there is less of an enzyme such as pepsin in the stomach, which has a beneficial effect on liver function. Rhizomes and roots of elecampane are part of expectorant, gastric, diuretic preparations.
Avicenna admired the magical properties of elecampane, calling it "a wonderful medicine." He recommended it for pain in the joints, back, bones and inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Poultices from fresh rhizomes and roots are used for rheumatism.