Inula spp.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand


The following entries representing Inula species are listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia:
  • Tumuxiang, Radix Inulae, is the dry roots of Inula helenium L. or I. racemosa Hook f. (Asteraceae) collected in the fall. It is used as a stomachic and analgesic and is recommended for the treatment of emesis, diarrhea, and prevention of miscarriage.

  • Jinfocao, Herba Inulae, is the dry aboveground part of I. linariifolia Turcz. and I. japonica Thunb., collected in the summer and fall. It is used as a diuretic and mucolytic for the treatment of cough and asthma.

  • Xuanfuhua, Flos Inulae, is the dry inflorescence of I. japonica and I. britannica L., collected in the summer and fall when the flowers come into bloom. It is used as a diuretic, antiemetic, and mucolytic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weici Tang
    • 1
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebensmittelchemie und UmwelttoxikologieUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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