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Sweet inula organic

Sweet inula organic

Inula graveolens

Botanical Properties

Inula is a hardy perennial plant of the Asteraceae family.
It is cultivated in Corsica where it flowers rapidly at the end of summer, with yellow composite flowerheads with numerous fine ligules.
Inula comes from the daisy family. Its foliage is pale green on top and hairy greenish-grey on the underside.
It supports temperatures of below -15°C, and it is not uncommon to find it at altitude.
Very aromatic, sweet inula gives off a subtly sweet and herbaceous perfume.

Origin and history

Inula essential oil is obtained in low yields, which makes it a costly product.
Inula can be found on wasteland or at the side of the roads in Corsica

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: mobile liquid
Colour: emerald green
Odour: fresh, herbaceous

Distilled parts: Flowering heads

Country of origin: France

Density: 0,97


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Bornyl acetate, borneol
Allergenic compounds naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, linalool
Some natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present a risk of allergy for some people. To check your tolerance, always perform an application test in the crease of the elbow before using your blends.


Sweet Inula Organic essential oil is an excellent mucolytic; it is also mildly anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic. It also calms the nerves.


Sweet Inula Organic essential oil is very effective when there is overproduction of mucus: in ear, nose and throat disorders (tracheitis, laryngitis, bronchiolitis...), with runny nose or wherever mucus appears.
It is also effective against white vaginal discharge and cystitis.



Consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration: 1 or 2 drops in a teaspoon of honey 3 times a day to treat a wet cough.
On the skin, to treat asthmatic cough: a few drops diluted in a vegetable oil to rub into the chest.

Possible synergies

Mountain hyssop, eucalyptus radiata

Energetic values and synergies

In energetic aromatherapy, Sweet Inula Organic essential oil is associated with the heart chakra, Anahata.
Its colour is green.
Sweet Inula essential oil harmonises the psyche and blocked emotions. It brings forth moral courage and helps those who are afraid to recognise their abilities.
Inula can also be beneficial when there are blockages of energy between the solar plexus and the heart. Apply to the region situated between these two chakras to free the blockages.
Synergies: Damask rose, Lavender


Flammable. Oral administration on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with the eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 years or pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food usage possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The data given on essential oils on this website is for information only. In no way does it replace the advice given by a doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult a doctor.

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