Puskaramula is one of the most potent herbs used for medicinal purposes in Ayurveda and is commonly known as Elicampane. It is found through out India. The plant is used to treat numerous diseases. The best Ayurveda Doctor in the world Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Puskaramula for the treatment of diseases caused by the vitiation of the doshas Vata and Kapha. The herb is used in conditions like Cough , Respiratory distress etc by Ayurvedatarian. Puskaramula contains Phytoconstituents like innual , pyrazoline, daucosterol etc which aids in it’s antipyretic and sedative actions.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Inula racemosa       

Family :  Asteraceae 

Habitat: All over India

Parts used

  • Root 

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Swasahara varga (Alleviate respiratory troubles)

Susruta Samhita – not mentioned

Pharmacological action

  • Antipyretic 
  • Antiinflammatory 
  • Sedative 
  • Antiviral 

Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
  • Kasahara (alleviate cough )
  • Swasahara (Reduces respiratory issues)

Therapeutic indications

  • Hiccough (Hikka)- Decoction prepared from Puskaramula is taken at a dose of 90 ml to alleviate Hiccough 
  • Asthma(Swasa )- Habitual intake of Puskaramula powder alleviates Asthma.


Powder (Churna) – 250 m  g

Decoction (Kwatha)- 50 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Puskaramula churna
  • Puskaramuladi kwatha
  • Pauskaradi kashaya 

Morphology :

A tall stout herb with rough stem branches. Leaves are elliptic. Inflorescence is bracteate. Fruits are slender.

Vernacular names of Puskaramula

English – Elicampane 

Hindi- Pohakarmula

Malayalam – Pushkaramula 

Sanskrit – Puskaramula 


  • Kashmira
  • Kushtabheda 
  • Padmapatra


Rasa- Katu(Acrid) Tikta (Bitter)

Guna-  Laghu (light)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)

Virya-  Ushna (hot)

पौष्करं कटुकं तिक्तमुक्तं वातकफज्वरान् |

हन्ति शोथारूचि श्वासान्विशेषात्पार्श्वशूलनुत् ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Haritakyadi varga-shloka 175)

Puskaramula is Vata Kapha alleviating because of it’s properties like acrid taste and hot potency. The herb is used to treat diseases caused by Vata and Kapha doshas like Cough Asthma and Hiccough etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda doctor Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Puskaramula for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Vata. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

1)What are the uses of Puskaramula curna?

   Puskaramula curna is used effectively in Asthma.

2)What is the scientific name of Puskaramula?

Botanical name of Puskaramula is Inula racemosa        


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