A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.
557. Inula, N.F.—Elecampane.
The root of In'ula Hele'nium. Off. in U.S.P. 1890 Found in the market in slices cut in various directions. Externally grayish-brown, wrinkled, with overlapping bark. Internally gray. When dry, breaks with a horny fracture. Odor aromatic, suggestive of orris and camphor; taste slightly bitter, warm, aromatic. Gentle stimulant and tonic, supposed also to have diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, and emmenagogue properties. Chiefly used in this country for dyspepsia and pulmonary troubles. Dose: 1/2 to 2 dr. (2 to 8 Gm.), in powder or decoction.