How does Elecampane work?

Elecampane contains chemicals which can kill worms that infest the gut.

Are there safety concerns?

Elecampane seems to be safe for most adults. Large amounts can cause vomiting, diarrhea, spasms, and paralysis.

If elecampane is applied to the skin, it can cause allergic reactions.

Do not use elecampane if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have high or low blood pressure (hypertension or hypotension).
  • You are allergic to plants such as ragweed, marigolds, or daisies.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Elecampane might cause excessive sedation if combined with medications used during and after surgery.

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