Asteraceae Inula helenium L.

Elecampane Inula

Delaware, Oklahoma - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1942, A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, page 31

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Scientific name: Inula helenium L.
USDA symbol: INHE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Elecampane Inula
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware, Oklahoma
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Root used in a tonic to remove mucous from the intestines.

RECRD: 87769 id: 17807