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Elecampane

Inula-Elecampane-Pushkaramool

Scientific name of Elecampane: Inula Racemosa

Name of Elecampane in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Paushkaram, Pushkaram, Kushtafetha

Hindi: Pokharmul

Malayalam: Pushkaramoolam പുഷ്കരമൂലം, Ekuvat ഇകുവട്

Useful plant parts: root

Plant description:-

Elecampane - InulaRacemosa is a herb, grows to 1.5 meters, found in Himalayas regions, leaves are oppositely arranged, stalk closed to stem, tapered apex, elliptic lance-shaped, up to 45 cm long. The flowers are yellow; occur in spike-like clusters.

Medicinal uses:

To treat vata, kapah disorders, worm infestation, respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis, cough etc
Chemical content: Antioxidant, Alantolactone, Germacranolide, Dihydroisoalantotolactone, B- Sitosterol, Mannitol, Dihydroinunolide, Sesquiterpene lactone- inunol, Alantodiene etc.

How to prepare medicines:

Elecampane is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Shwasahara Kashaya

 Baladhatryadi Thailam

Maha Panchagavya Ghrita

Mahanarayan thaialam

Pippalyadi Tailam

Panchatikta Kashaya

Arimedadi Thailam

Dasamoolarishtam

Chavikasavam

Kumaryasavam

Lodhrasavam

Himguvachadi Choornam

Dadhika Ghrita

Dashamoola Ghrita

Dhanvantari Ghrita

Maha Panchagavya Ghrita

Kankayan Vati

 Shiva Gulika

Shwasahara Kashaya

Baladhatryadi Thailam

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