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Sweet Inula (Inula graveolens) Essential Oil

Sweet Inula (Inula graveolens) Essential Oil


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Plant description

Latin Name: Inula graveolens
English Name: Sweet Inule
French Name: Inule odorante
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: France

Sweet Inule is an automn flowering annual plant from Asia. It is now domesticated and cultivated in the entire world as a medicinal and ornamental plant. There are 13 species in the genus “inula”, including Inula helenium, “Elecampane”. The plant has big oval leaves and yellow daisy-like flowers. The whole plant is aromatic. The oil is extracted from the rhizomes or the flowering tops.

This oil is not well known because of its high cost. However, it is used in aromatherapy since many decades for its strong mucolytic action. It has often been working in case of chronic disease when other mucolytic oils have had no success.


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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Aerial part
Extraction : Steam distillation
Main Components : Camphene, borneol, bornyle acetate, sesquiterpenic lactones (low%)
Oil Characteristics : Translucent liquid with a green-yellow color.
Properties : Antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitussive+, calming, cardiac  regulator++, cardiac tonic, anti-infectious, microbicide, anti-catarrhal, highly mucolytic++++,  anti-leukemic?
Indications : Hypertension, supra-ventricular tachycardia, arrhythmia++, aortitis, coronary arteritis, cardiac fatigue, laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, spasmodic cough, chronic bronchitis, rhino-pharyngo- tonsillitis++++, common cold, otitis, sinusitis, catarrh, emphysema, mild renal failure, cystitis, vaginitis, dermatitis, secretion asthma.
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Fresh and mild odor with a hint of honey.

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Possible elimination crisis known as “inula shock” (desirable and beneficial) during a respiratory infection treatment. We suggest to pregnant and breastfeeding women to use Sweet Inule very sparingly and follow the advice of a qualified therapist.
  • Risk of an allergic type reaction for external use in some people.


Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Pierre, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • DAVIS, Patricia, L'Aromathérapie de A à Z, Éditions Vigot.