Pushkarmool is a perennial herb that grows in temperate climates and thrives at 2500m in the Himalayas. Pushkaramoola literally means ‘lotus root’. It is a good tonic with a specific affinity for the heart, lungs and digestive tract.
Benefits of Pushkarmoola: Heart Angia, heart pain, high blood pressure, indigestion, menstrual disorders, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pleurisy, pulmonary disorders.
Action: Cardiac relaxant, antianginal, hypotensive, carminative, antispasmodic, expectorant, bronchodilator, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue.
Scientific name: Inula racemosa.
Useful part: Root.
Dosage: 2–6g per day dried or 3–15ml.
Rasa (taste): Bitter, pungent
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
Guna (quality): Light, unctuous and penetrating
Dosa effect: VK–, P+
Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood,muscle, nerve, reproductive
Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory,urinary,female reproductive,circulatory,nervous
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Pushkaramuula, Pushkara, Paushkara, Padmapatra, Kaashmira, Kushtha-bheda.