Inula Essential Oil (Dittrichia graveolens)
Inula may also be referred to as Stinkwort, Cape Khakiweed, Stinkweed, Camphor Inula, Inula graveolens. It is typically processed in France using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the flowering plant/herb.
The essential oil is known as the most effective oil for loosening mucous and deep congestion. It is also useful for acute and chronic respiratory conditions such as coughs, colds, sinusitis, laryngitis and bronchitis. Inula graveolens is widely used in aromatherapy for the treatment of asthma. It is reputed to have bronchospasmolytic and mucolytic activity. Very powerful mucolytic aid.
Camphoraceous Earthy Fresh Medicinal Rich Slightly floral Slightly sweet
- Common Name(s): Stinkwort, Cape Khakiweed, Stinkweed, Camphor Inula, Inula graveolens
Synonyms(s) for Dittrichia graveolens: Cupularia graveolens, Erigeron graveolens, Helenium graveolens, Inula brahuica, Inula graveolens, Inula quadridentata, Paniopsis graveolens, Pulicaria graveolens, Solidago graveolens
- Botanical Family: Asteraceae
- Botanical Genus: Dittrichia
- Chemical Family: Esters, Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Oxides
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Color: Yellow
- Countries of Production: France
- Indigenous Country: Corsica
- Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
- Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
- Part Typically Used: Flowering plant/herb
- Shelf Life: 6 years
- Ethically and sustainably sourced
Benefits & Uses
May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:
Asthma Bronchitis Colds Coughs Laryngitis Sinusitis
Benefits of Inula:
Analgesic, Anti-allergenic, Anti-anxiety, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-fungal, Anti-histamine, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Anti-oxidant, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-tussive, Anti-viral, Cicatrisant, CNS depressant, Decongestant, Expectorant, Immune support, Mucolytic, Sedative, Wound healing, Refreshing, Stimulating
Therapeutic Benefits of Inula:
Analgesic Anti-allergenic Anti-anxiety Anti-asthmatic Anti-bacterial Anti-depressant Anti-fungal Anti-histamine Anti-inflammatory Anti-microbial Anti-oxidant Anti-spasmodic Anti-tussive Anti-viral Cicatrisant CNS depressant Decongestant Expectorant Immune support Mucolytic Sedative Wound healing
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Cautions & Safety
Safety Precautions for Inula:
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Inula:
2nd Chakra - Relationships 4th Chakra - Unconditional Love 5th Chakra - Speaking Truth 7th Chakra - Higher Information Balancing Creation Energy Expansive Meditative Purifying Source Energy
Inula Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Selective phytotoxic activity of 2,3,11β,13-tetrahydroaromaticin and ilicic acid isolated from Inula graveolens.
- PubMed: Cellular effects induced by Inula graveolens and Santolina corsica essential oils on Staphylococcus aureus.
- PubMed: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity and chemical composition of commercial essential oils.
- PubMed: Enantiomeric differentiation of bornyl acetate by 13C-NMR using a chiral lanthanide shift reagent.
- PubMed: Enteritis in sheep due to the ingestion of Inula graveolens Desf (Cape Khakiweed).