This unassuming flowering plant growing in the Himalayas has a potent root known to support respiratory health. Pushkarmool, Inula racemose, is part of the daisy family and used for its health benefits as well as ornamentally for its distinct yellow flowers and broad green leaves. This hardy plant is native to India and Nepal and grows at elevations between 5,000 and 14,000 feet.Though primarily used for respiratory function and immune support, it can also help protect the heart.
What sets ORGANIC INDIA Pushkarmool apart?
ORGANIC INDIA takes every avenue to operate in a way that is Beyond Sustainable, for both the planet and the amazing partners we work with. Our Pushkarmool is grown, harvested and prepared in adherence to the following principles and practices:
Small Family Farmers. Ethical partnerships are the heart and soul of our company. We contract with small, family-owned farms across India and purchase crops at premium market price. Most of our partners have been with us for more than ten years, and each is an integral part of our herbal family. As indispensable members of our team, we provide all of our farmers health insurance and ongoing training by agricultural experts who are at the cutting edge of organic and regenerative farming—a no-brainer for us, but an unfortunately unheard-of practice in the industry.
Regenerative Agriculture. We are deeply rooted in agriculture that is beyond sustainable—it’s regenerative. What this means is our farming practices not only preserve the land, they make it better. Regenerative means replenished soil, improved biodiversity, enhanced water conservation, and increased carbon sequestration. We look beyond our crop to the whole earth and our responsibility to it as a healthy conscious living company.
Sustainable Production. All of our herbal teas and supplements are produced in our LEED Platinum certified production facility in India, which is a marvel of top-tier sustainable design, construction and operations.
Pushkarmool Benefits for Body and Mind
In Ayurvedic remedies and modern formulas, Pushkarmool has been used for everything from heart health to lung function.
Respiratory Support. Promotes normal breathing and clear airways, while helping to remove excess kapha (water) from the respiratory tract.*
Lung Health. A rejuvenating tonic, this plant nourishes lung tissue and protects lung health.*
Heart Health. Supports clear arteries, blood flow and healthy blood pressure, which helps protect and preserve heart health.*
Traditional Significance of Pushkarmool
Pushkarmool root has been used as a remedy for respiratory support by local indigenous groups for thousands of years. The plant is native to India, Western Himalayas, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Nepal and Pakistan. Pushkarmool is an ingredient in a classical Ayurvedic formulation called Punarnava Mandoor, a polyherbal formula that helps mediate already healthy iron levels. This herb has traditionally been called “Kasari,” in ancient folk remedies, meaning “enemy of cough.” Other common names are Orris root and Sun spear. For millennia, this powerful remedy has been especially cherished and utilized by communities at higher elevation for respiratory relief.
Where is Pushkarmool grown?
ORGANIC INDIA Pushkarmool is located in the sprawling mountainous district of Lahaul and Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The plant grows throughout the Himalayas of India and Nepal between elevations of 5,000 and 14,000 feet.
Who is it for?
This supplement is perfect for anyone seeking lung health protection and respiratory support*. Be sure to check with a doctor before taking Pushkarmool if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have underlying health conditions.
Pushkarmool for Healthy Conscious Living
ORGANIC INDIA’s Pushkarmool is grown according to ancient Ayurvedic regenerative agriculture methods to ensure the highest possible efficacy, or “prana.” All ORGANIC INDIA herbs are processed and tested in compliance with FDA and World Health Organization safety protocols.
At ORGANIC INDIA, we recognize the vast interconnectedness of life. From seed, to soil, to field, to factory, our products empower the farmers of India, promote environmental and economic recovery, and provide wellness solutions derived from nature’s intelligence.