Botanical Name: Inula Helenium
Perennial, vigorous plant, almost 1 m tall, sprawling in spontaneous flora, in hilly areas to submontane regions, at the edge of forests, through wet meadows.
The basal leaves are attenuated in the petiole, long and wide.
Flowers are 6-8 cm in diameter, yellow in colour, similar to a sunflower.
- Polymers of levulose, essential oil, antibiotics, frideline, damaradienyl acetate, vitamin C, mineral salts, helenin.
It is recommended as a diuretic, favoring not only the elimination of water but also of nitrates and chlorides. It is also recommended for anti-inflammatory properties in hepatic congestion, cholecystitis, biliary and renal lithiasis, arthritis, oliguria but also as a sedative associated with other plants. The major recommendation is coughing, diuretic and anthelmintic.