inula

noun
in·​u·​la | \ ˈin-yə-lə How to pronounce inula (audio) \

Medical Definition of inula

1 : the dried roots and rhizome of elecampane used as an aromatic stimulant and especially formerly as a remedy in pulmonary diseases

called also elecampane, elecampane root

2 capitalized : a genus of Old World perennial herbaceous or rarely shrubby plants (family Compositae) having large yellow radiate heads and including the elecampane (I. helenium)
3 : any plant or root of the genus Inula

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“Inula.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/inula. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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