Benefits of Pushkarmool

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.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Bitter, pungent

Vırya(energy): Heating

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.

English: Elecampane