Definition of Elecampane

1. Noun. Tall coarse Eurasian herb having daisylike yellow flowers with narrow petals whose rhizomatous roots are used medicinally.

Exact synonyms: Inula Helenium
Generic synonyms: Inula



Definition of Elecampane

1. n. A large, coarse herb (Inula Helenium), with composite yellow flowers. The root, which has a pungent taste, is used as a tonic, and was formerly of much repute as a stomachic.

Definition of Elecampane

1. Noun. A tall Eurasian herb, ''Inula helenium'', whose roots have been used medicinally ¹

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Definition of Elecampane

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Medical Definition of Elecampane

1. 1. A large, coarse herb (Inula Helenium), with composite yellow flowers. The root, which has a pungent taste, is used as a tonic, and was formerly of much repute as a stomachic. 2. A sweetmeat made from the root of the plant. Origin: F. Enulecampane, NL. Inula campana; L. Inula elecampane + LL. Campana a bell; cf. G. Glockenwurz, i. E, "bellwort.". Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Elecampane

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1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"elecampane. elecampane 13 is not so elongated as the preceding roots, but more substantial and more pungent; eaten by itself it is very injurious to the ..."

2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1810)
"The elecampane grows in moist rich pastures and meadows in several parts of England, but is not common. In gardens it used to be more cultivated than at ..."

3. The Chemical Works of Caspar Neumann by Caspar Neumann, William Lewis (1773)
"THE roots of elecampane, ... considerably of the elecampane, but on keeping for fome time, ... elecampane."

4. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"Arnica oil is chiefly used in medicine. elecampane oil ... elecampane, Inula Helenium, L., is a native of southern Asia and southern Siberia, ..."

5. Specific Medication and Specific Medicines by John Milton Scudder (1870)
"(elecampane.) Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh root, in the proportion of ... to Alcohol 50° Oj. elecampane is a feeble stimulant and tonic, ..."

6. New Guide to Health; Or, Botanic Family Physician: Or, Botanic Family by Samuel Thomson (1825)
"... elecampane. The root of this plant made into syrup is good for a cough; and I have made use of it for that purpose with advantage in many cases, ..."

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