Inula Sweet Essential Oil
Latin Name: Inula graveolens Desf
Part of plant: Flowering Plant
Chemical Componants: camphene, borneol, bornyl actetate, isobornyl acetate, β-caryophyllene
Aroma Character: peppery, refreshing
The Inula plant is a tall perennial, up to six feet in height, with very large oval leaves and yellow, daisy-like flowers. It originated in Asia but is now cultivated throughout the world as a medicinal and ornamental plant.
The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the roots and rhizomes and sometimes from the flowering tops. It is unusual in that it is a beautiful deep green colour and it has a very pleasant, honey-like aroma.