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Inula racemosa

(Common name:- Pushkarmoola)

Classification

Inula racemosa

Pushkarmoola is one of the medicines used widely used in ayurveda.

History

Pushkarmoola is one of the medicines used widely used in ayurveda. This herb is proven herb used to treat various ailments.

This plant has gained prominence as an ayurvedic plant which is aromatic and now widely found in northwestern Himalayas.

Plant Description

Inula racemosa grows in temperate and western Himalayas at an altitude of 1300 to 4500 meters.

The plant is small hardy shrub that grows on an average height of 0.33 to 2 meters.

The leaves of Inula are 3-6 cm long and 2-3 cm broad and elliptical with long petioles.

The plant stem is rough and slight hairy. The fruit is slender, 0.4 cm long and bearing small hairs.

The fresh roots are aromatic and brown in colour but become grayish when dry.

Cultivation

Inula racemosa is generally cultivated in temperate zones of Himalayas and Kashmir on elevated areas.

Parts Used

Roots

Constituents

The chief constituents of inula racemosa are Sesquiterpene lactones, alantolactone, isoalantolactone, inunal, isoalloalantolactone and essential oil.

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