Elecampane Benefits for Urinary Tract Infections
UTI (the ureter, urinary bladder, urethra, and prostate (in men)) is the most common ailments on the Earth, as one in four women suffers from this condition due to special features of their body structure (short ureter) while only 10% of men are susceptible to UTI. 80% of kidney and urinary tract infections are caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli), Klebsiella, Proteus, Pseudomonas, Enterococcus, and Staphylococcus saprophyticus. First and foremost the failure of the immune system favors the occurrence of urinary tract infections.1
Antibiotics are very effective in the treatment of UTI, particularly for aggressive infections. Elecampane (Inula helenium) possesses strong diuretic and immune stimulating properties which are used advantageously in the treatment and prevention of UTI diseases. Elecampane benefits are clearly documented with the fact that I.helenium roots can be used in the form of decocts, tinctures and herbal tea. 2
Immunoxel is a phytoconcentrate based on the extract from the roots of elecampane was successfully administrated in drug resistant TB associated with AIDS.4
Boosting the system of the body resistance, Elecampane protects the urinary tract from various infections including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is a burning issue of nowadays.
It`s a well-known and scientifically proved fact that Elecampane has a very powerful antimycobacterial (TB-causing agent, which affects and benefits not only the lungs and bones but becomes very often the reason for TB of kidneys and guts) and anthelminthic properties (worms).
Alantolactone is the key component of Elecampane, which is responsible for the activation of the body immune system against mycobacteria of TB. The roots of I. helenium contain chromatographic fractions exhibiting activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well.3
Elecampane Benefits References:
3. Cantrell CL, Abate L, Fronczek FR, Franzblau SG, Quijano L, Fischer NH. Antimycobacterial eudesmanolides from Inula helenium and Rudbeckia subtomentosa . Planta Med . 1999;65:351