Herb latin name: Inula racemosa


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Inula racemosa:

The rhizome is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet, bitter and acrid taste with a neutral potency. It is used in the treatment of contagious fevers that have not fully ripened and pain in the upper body, especially between the neck and the shoulders.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Borders of fields to an elevation of 3,000 metres.

Propagation of Inula racemosa:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Borders of fields to an elevation of 3,000 metres.

Known hazards of Inula racemosa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.