G/P/E: Masculine, Mercury, Earth.

Magical uses:Useful in raising spirits and to aid in meditation.

Magickally used for banishing and to dispel angry or violent vibrations.

Associated with elves.

Use in a sachet to attract love or in incense to purify initiates.

Strong association with the Elven world and Tarot.

Useful for baby blessings.

Hide a sachet of elecampane or sprinkle it around doorways to keep out bad vibrations.

Ground together with vervain and mistletoe for a powerful love powder.

Also Called: Yellow Starwort, Elfdock, Elfwort, Horse-elder, Horseheal, Scabwort, Elecampagne, Velvet Dock


A gently warming and tonic herb, it is especially effective in treating coughs, consumption, bronchitis and many other complaints of the chest as well as disorders of the digestive system.

It cleanses toxins from the body, stimulating the immune and digestive systems and treating bacterial and fungal infections.

The root is alterative, anthelmintic, antiseptic, astringent, bitter, cholagogue, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic, mildly expectorant, gently stimulant, stomachic, tonic.

An extract of the plant is a powerful antiseptic and bactericide, particularly effective against the organism that causes TB.

The root contains alantolactone, which is strongly anthelmintic. In a 1:1000 dilution it kills the parasitic worm Ascaris in 16 hours. Alantolactone has an anti-inflammatory action, it also reduces mucous secretions and stimulates the immune system.

The plant is sometimes recommended as an external wash for skin inflammations and varicose ulcers, but has been known to cause allergic reactions.

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