100% pure Inula essential oil steam distilled from the roots of Inula graveolens Certified Organically grown in France. This is a profoundly therapeutic oil, noted for its mucolytic properties - its ability to help move congestion in either the lungs or the sinuses. There appears to be no better oil to do this with and can be included in small amounts in both cold-care and asthma recipes. At no more than odor threshold, Inula is noted for these effects. Its yellow color and rich aroma are unique and lovely, absolutely unmatched by any other essential oil. This Inula Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
Inula Graveolens is part of a a large genus of about 90 species of flowering plants in the Asteraceae familynative to Europe, Asia, and Africa. The plants are tall and coarse having daisy-like yellow flowers with narrow petals whose rhizomatous roots are used medicinally. They are mostly perennial andt vary greatly in size, from small species a few centimeters tall to enormous perennials over 3 meters tall. Our Inula essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of Inula graveolens, producing a very unique essential oil in terms of aroma, color and most importantly, therapeutics. The oil carries with it an accompanying pleasant floral/cineol aroma. Your first thought is "there must be something to this oil"! And there is! To help move out a cold or infection, it is crucial that the mucous be broken down and in tiny amounts Inula is very effective. In the aromatherapy texts, it is mentioned that the concentration necessary is only at odor threshold and no more - so if one can smell it, it should have the desired effect.
This is a profoundly therapeutic oil, noted for its mucolytic properties-its ability to help move congestion in either the lungs or the sinuses and can be included at the low, low "dose" of odor threshold in both cold-care and asthma recipes. Inula is a very "hot" oil and should not be allowed to come into direct contact with skin or mucous membranes. Its deep yellow color and rich aroma are unique and lovely, absolutely unmatched by any other essential oil.
Inula is the premier essential oil for loosening mucus at the base of unproductive coughs and asthmatic conditions. While costly, only small amounts are necessary to produce the desired effects. More than likely, the required result can be achieved by simply having the user inhale directly from the bottle without further diffusion or blending.
One of the great features of a high-quality Inula is the pleasantness with which this occurs; the aroma is not overly medicinal and makes one want to come back for more. Other authorities suggest these decongestive effects will inspire similar decongestive results with lymph drainage (where otherwise Bay Laurel and Cypress are generally considered the 'go to' oils). There is no reason to believe, however, that the same decongestant properties will not translate with Inula graveolens. A broader application of the oil can be used to determine its efficacy in this realm, but it should, in-fact, help move and drain lymph as well as, if not better than, any other essential oil available.
Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature
Breaks up mucus
Decongests sinuses and breathing pathways
Counteracts oily skin
Application and Use
Inula graveolens should not be interchanged with Inula helenium as helenium is considered one of the most dangerous oils available for aromatherapy despite its antimicrobial effects. Inula graveolens is a 'hot' oil and should not come in direct contact with skin and delicate mucus membranes. Use caution when inhaling and be sure to dilute properly when preparing for topical use.