English –Orris root

Hindi – Pohakar mul (पोहाकर मूल), Kashmira

Sanskrit – Pushkarmool

Latin – Inula racemosa

General Description

An Asian plant belonging to the daisy family, Pushkarmool has bright yellow flowers, broad green leave, and cylindrical, curved roots with a striated surface. Known for their expectorant qualities, the roots are used in Ayurvedic medicine. Having a hot potency, it is used to balance Kapha and Vata Dosha. It forms an active ingredient in the ORGANIC INDIA Breathe Free supplement.


Expectorant, cardiotonic, diuretic, protects lung health, anti-inflammatory, cough, and cold, helpful for treating bronchitis and sinusitis, emphysema, anorexia, relieves bloating, pain, swelling, and pus formation.