Elecampane root seems to be an all-around great natural healer. Especially for ailments like the common cold. I think I would want to buy some elecampane in pill form, as the article seems to indicate that is has a particularly strong, bitter natural taste.
It seems like taking natural/herbal supplements are more effective than manufactured medicine. I think a lot of people do not use herbal supplements because they can be very expensive. Even some non-herbal medicine can be expensive, but not as pricey as the herbal/natural medicine.
It is amazing and interesting just how many different illnesses the herb elecampane can help. It can help colds, coughs, stomach pain and upset, increases the flow of urine and sweat, warming to the body which increases circulation. This really seems to be an all-around natural healer, although I have not tried it, so I do not know for sure, I am just going by what the information in the article states.
Elecampane is also one of the safest herbs out there, so most people can use it without consulting a doctor. Pregnant and/or nursing women should check with their doctor before taking any medicines, even herbal supplements.