Elecampane (Inula helenium)

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Enula root, or rhizome, has a sweet smell reminiscent of banana. When dried it gives off a pleasant aroma reminiscent of incense and violet, with pungent notes.
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Type Basic Incense - Root
PlantInula helenium
ProvenanceItaly
AromaSweet, pungent
History and TraditionIn ancient times Enula was used in mixtures for fumigations, particularly those practiced at midsummer festivals because it was considered a symbol of the energy of the Sun. Enula is also highly valued in Indian culture, where a local variety, Inula racemosa has always been used.
InformationEnula root, or rhizome, has an aroma reminiscent of banana and in the ancient times was also used as an ingredient in various dishes. When dried, it gives off a pleasant aroma reminiscent of frankincense and violet, with pungent notes.