Bull Indian Inst Hist Med Hyderabad. 1998 Jan; 28(1): 7-11.
Elecampane and Job's disease.
Elecampane (Inula Campana) sometimes referred to as Inula helenium is famous for its successful use as a medication by Prophet Job who had chronic sore boils. Hippocrates described it as a good and effective cure for chronic skin eruptions and itch etc. Elecampane is also reputed to relieve all kinds of pains, especially those arising from chills, and animal bites. In traditional medicine, Elecampane was and is still used in different forms for the cure of many diseases.