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Benefits of Elecampane Root + Elecampane Herbal Bitters Recipe
Episode 13rd January 2024 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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There are so many benefits of elecampane root! 

It’s famous for coughs but be warned: it doesn’t help ALL types of coughs. Instead, elecampane truly shines for one type of cough in particular (and yes, I’ve got all the details in the episode). 

Elecampane root is also totally underrated as a bitter herb to support digestion. 

In this episode, I’m sharing my love for this powerful medicinal plant. As a listener, you’ll also get access to my favorite elecampane herbal bitters recipe. (Be sure to download your free, beautifully illustrated recipe card!)

If you have elecampane in your garden, or you simply want to know how to use it, then don’t miss out on all my best tips for getting the most benefits of elecampane root!

►►► To make it easy for you to keep this information organized, I’ve created a beautiful ebook as a companion to this episode. Receive your Elecampane ebook by signing up for my weekly newsletter here:

After listening in, you’ll know:

► Why elecampane is not the herb to reach for when a cough has certain characteristics

► What type of digestive complaint elecampane can be especially helpful for

► Why elecampane can help you support a healthy gut flora (and how harvest time affects this)

► How to harvest elecampane root without killing the plant

► and much more


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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here