Botanical Name :- Inula racemosa Hook.f., Family :- Asteraceae
Synonyms :- Inula royleana C.B.Clarke
Regional Name :- English : Orris Root , Hindi : Pohakar Mul , Sanskrit : Kasmira, Pouskara, Punjabi : Pokhar Mool, Assamese : Pohakarmul, Puskar, Bengali : Pushkara, Pushkaramula , Gujrati : Pushkarmula , Kannada : Pushkara Moola, Malayalam : Puskara, Marathi : Pokhar Mool, Oriya : Puskara, Tamil : Pushkarmulam, Telugu : Pushkara Mulamu.
Part Used :- Root.
Discription :- Pushkarmool is a stout herb, 0.5 to 1.5 m high, mostly found in Western Himalayas up to 2600 m. Root available in cut pieces, up to about 15 cm long and 0.5 to 2.0 cm in diameter, cylindrical, straight or somewhat curved; surface rough due to longitudinal striations and cracks, scars of lateral rootlets and rhytidoma present, externally brownish-grey and internally yellowish-brown; fracture, short and smooth; odour, camphoraceous and aromatic; taste, bitter and camphoraceous.
Phytoconstituents:- Essential oil.
Ayurvedic Properties :- Rasa : Katu, Tikta , Guna : Laghu , Virya : Usna , Vipaka : Katu , Karma : Kaphavatajit
Ayurvedic Applications :- Aruci, Adhmana, Hikka, Jvara, Kasa, Sv¡sa, Parsvavula, sopha, Ardita, Pandu.
Medicinal Uses :- It is useful in hiccups, cough, flank pain and asthma. It is also useful in fever and cough and cold. It is applied externally for relieving wound and inflammation.