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

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)
: any plant or root of the genus Inula

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“Inula.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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