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Inula royleana is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
E. Asia - Himalayas from Pakistan to Kashmir.
Scrub and grassy clearings in forests, 2100 - 4000 metres[
]. Exposed dry slopes, 3100 - 3600 metres in Kashmir[
|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.
This species is hardy to about -20°c[
Plants take some years to become fully established[
The plant is disinfectant[
]. It is also considered to be poisonous[
The root has been used to adulterate the roots of Saussurea lappa[
]. It contains 3% of an alkaloid that produces a fall in blood pressure and stimulates tone and peristaltic movements in the intestines[
Used as a parasiticide[
]. The plant is insecticidal[
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[