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Biological Name: Inula racemosaPushkarmoola

Family: Compositae

Other Names:  Inula, Pushkarmoola

Elements Applied: Root powder is commonly applied in herbal medicine

Active Components: Inula has been found to contain four sesquiterpene lactones. Combined with other Inula components they take responsibility for its medical actions.

  • Inunolide
  • Daucosterol
  • Beta sitosterol
  • Dihydroisoalantolactone
  • Dihydroalantolactone
  • Isoalantolactone
  • Alantolacton

Used For: The range of conditions in which Pushkarmoola is applied, includes: dyspnea, angina, and cardiovascular conditions.

According to a test, conducted on rats, which were supplied with Inula under condition of myocardial infarction, there is an inconsiderable elevation in the amounts of glucose, lactate, pyruvate, cortisol, CAMP, CPK, LDH, SGOT, as opposite to rats, which haven’t undergone any treatment.

Inula was also researched in conjunction with Commiphora mukul (Guggul) in a proportion 1:1. The mixture was given to 200 patients, suffering from ischemic heart disease. Nearly 80% of them were exposed to dyspnea, with all of them suffering from chest pains, diagnosed with myocardial ischemia.

Commiphora is characterized by lipid-decreasing properties. Due to this reason the amount of cholesterol in the participants decreased by 39 percent. Additionally, they experience a 51-percent fall in triglyceride amounts, and 32-percent fall in total amount of blood lipids.

Inula’s potency was equally proven by the research. As a result of a 6-month experiment, 26 percent of participants experienced a total recovery in ECG. 59 percent revealed a considerable increase in ECG levels. 25 percent got a relief from chest pains, and the amount of participants diagnosed with dyspnea decreased from 80 to 32 percent.

One more study investigated Inula’s capacity to prevent angina symptoms in comparison with nitroglycerin. The research was conducted involving nine participants. All of them were diagnosed with myocardial ischemia and suffered from chest pains. A group of people supplied with Inula took 3 grams an hour and a half before the test. Another group was given nitroglycerin. All of them have shown an improvement in ECG. Still, this improvement was greater in case of participants supplied by inula.

Additional Info: Inula is widely applied in Ayurvedic medicine. It is indigenous to the mountainous areas of India.