E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Elecampane and Amrida.
Sweetmeats which confer immortality (Latin, helenium campna or inula campna). Pliny tells us the plant so called sprang from Helens tears. The sweetmeat so called is a coarse sugar-candy. There was also an electuary so called, said to cure wounds given in fight.