Latin: Inula helenium
Country of Origin: China
Actions: Alterative, analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiscorbutic, antitussive, antivenomous, aromatic, astringent, bitter, bronchial dilator, cardiotonic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emollient, emmenagogue, expectorant, hemostatic, hepatic, immune stimulant, lung tonic, rejuvenative, stimulant, stomachic, vulnerary
Energetics: Drying, warming, bitter, pungent, sweet
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy. Larger amounts may cause the following: diarrhea, vomitting, gastric spasms, allergic hypersensitivity, and even symptoms of paralysis.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine