Herb latin name: Inula royleana


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Inula royleana:

The plant is disinfectant. It is also considered to be poisonous. The root has been used to adulterate the roots of Saussurea lappa. It contains 3% of an alkaloid that produces a fall in blood pressure and stimulates tone and peristaltic movements in the intestines.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
August to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Scrub and grassy clearings in forests, 2100 - 4000 metres. Exposed dry slopes, 3100 - 3600 metres in Kashmir.

Other uses of Inula royleana:

Used as a parasiticide. The plant is insecticidal.

Propagation of the herb:

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 Inula royleana:

Scrub and grassy clearings in forests, 2100 - 4000 metres. Exposed dry slopes, 3100 - 3600 metres in Kashmir.

Known hazards of Inula royleana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.