Inula Graveolens, often called Elecampane, is known as the "Queen of Mucolytic Essential Oils". Safe for babies and children, this oil is perfect to diffuse when feeling a bit foggy headed.Uses of Inula Graveolens Essential Oil
This precious oil is from France, as the plant is native to Europe.History and Background
Inula is an ancient herbal plant. At one time it was candied and sold as a treat. The Eastern part of the world still uses it as a spice, incense, and medicine. One can buy Inula tea, advertised to help with respiratory and digestive issues.
The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia lists it to be used for cough and bronchitis.
This oil is known to have an affinity to the heart chakra, perfect for those of us that are "faint-hearted."Physical Description
If made in a copper still, the oil will be green. If made in a stainless still, it will be yellow. The oil we have is a light yellow color.Aromatic Description
Sweet and woodsy. Inula Graveolens has a wonderful warm, sweet, plant aroma unlike any other essential oilBiological Makeup and Components
Sesquiterpene lactones, including alantolactone (helenine), isolactone, dihydroisolantolactone, alantic acid, azulene, and bornyl acetate.Extraction Technique
Our oil is steam distilled, but it is also made as an absolute. The roots and rhizomes are used to make this powerful oil.Information for Aromatherapists
For our respiratory blends, Breathe Easy and Respiratory, we think it blends well with other respiratory essential oils. As a middle note, also try Inula with Frankincense, Cedarwood, Cistus, Patchouli, Cypress, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Lavender, Ylang Ylang or Cananga, and Sandalwood.
Our Inula essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions