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Inula.—Inula helenium has often been mentioned by our writers but is not in common use. It exercises a soothing influence upon the respiratory mucous membranes, and it may have something of an astringent effect also, as it was especially valuable when cough from bronchial irritation or irritation within the lungs is accompanied with a free outpour of mucus.
In any condition of chronic catarrh, it will exercise a beneficial effect whether it be nasal, bronchial, or chronic cystic catarrh. It has also been used in leucorrhea and catarrhal endometritis. In that form of asthma which is accompanied with a free catarrhal discharge, it is given with good results.
This is another remedy concerning which I desire the experiences of the profession.