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Inula racemosa hook - Paushkara, Elicampane

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Inula racemosa is an Asian plant in the daisy family. It is native to the temperate and alpine western Himalayas of Xinjiang, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan.


Swelling, Tuberculoid ulcers, Cerebral impairment disorders, Vata impairment disorders, Cardiac asthma, Hiccups, Dyspnoea, Cough, Improves digestion.

Parts Used

Rhizome, Roots.

Chemical Composition

It contains mucilage, sterols, essential oil (including azulenes), alantolactone, inulin.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Rasnabheda, Padmapatra, Pushkaramoola
Hindi Pohakarmul, Puskarmul
Malayalam Puskaramulam, Puskkaramulam
Tamil Puskkaramulam
Telugu Puskaramul
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Kasmira, Kusthabheda, Padmapatra
English Elicampane


Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.












Kind Shape Feature
Herbaceous Oblong Some species such as Inula magnifica have long leaves that can reach up to 36 inches (90 cm in length). Narrow. Toothed



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Daisy 200-250 cm Gold, yellow Flowering time is Summer and Daisy-like ray and disc florets. Rays are thin and spidery


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Slender 0.5 cm long Seeds upto 5 Fruiting occurs in October–November

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation


How to plant/cultivate

Seeds of Elecampane and other Inula species can be planted either at the beginning of autumn or before the last frost of spring; once sown the sees should be lightly covered with soil. Elecampane and other Inula like to grow in sunny areas of the garden that have good drainage, the soil type is not to important.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Orchards, Boundaries of cultivated fields, Along roads and rail tracks, Forest margins.

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  1. Active Constituents
  2. Morphology
  3. [Cultivation details]

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