Inula Essential Oil
Latin Name: Inula graveolens Desf.
Part of plant: Flowering Plant
Aroma Character: Peppery, refreshing
Blends Well with: Bergamot, Cypress, Patchouli
Inula Properties: Regulates and strengthens heart and cireculatory system; anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, relieves coughs; against infection, germicide, for colds, expectorant; strong derivant.
Inula Indications: Distrurbances of heart rhythm, tachycardia, inflammation of aorta and coronary vessels, high blood pressure; chronic bronchitis, rhinopharyngitis, inflammed tonsils, inflammation of trachea, cramped coughing; bladder inflammation; vaginitis; skin inflammation.
Inula Main Components: Camphene, b-farnegene, Borneo Camphor, bornyl acetate, lactone.
Inula Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosages.
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.