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Inula racemosa is a perennial plant that can grow up to 2.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Western Himalayas.
Borders of fields to an elevation of 3,000 metres.
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Self
Succeeds in a sunny position in ordinary garden soil[
]. Requires a moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade[
]. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
A vigorous plant, it can be naturalised in the wild garden or other informal positions[
Plants take some years to become fully established[
The rhizome is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet, bitter and acrid taste with a neutral potency[
]. It is used in the treatment of contagious fevers that have not fully ripened and pain in the upper body, especially between the neck and the shoulders[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn[