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Common Name: Sheep's Ear
Inula cappa is a Shrub up to 1.80 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Himalayas from Himachel Pradesh to south-western China.
In shrubberies and on open slopes, often gregarious, at elevations of 1,000 - 2,400 metres[
]. In forests of long-leafed pines[
Anodyne, antiphlogistic, carminative, depurative, expectorant, dispels clots[
The juice of the root is used in the treatment of peptic ulcers, indigestion and other gastric disorders[
]. A decoction of the root is used in the treatment of fevers[
]. The decoction is also added to bath water in order to relieve body aches caused by hard physical work[
]. A poultice made from the pounded root is applied to the forehead to relieve headaches[
The juice of the bark, mixed with equal quantities of the juice from the bark of Ficus semicordata and Myrica esculenta is used in the treatment of menstrual disorders[