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Elecampane is an herb that grows in Europe and North America. It can be taken as a pill, powder or extract.


There are no advised doses for elecampane.

What Research Shows

There is not enough data to support that elecampane is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published.

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Safety Notes

It may be safe to take elecampane in small doses for a short time. Elecampane may not be safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to take for a long period.


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Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC  Last Updated: 5/6/2020