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arabic name tayun davik for inula

 such great plant is Inula viscosa, also known as False Yellowhead and strong-smelling Inula. In Palestine , it is known by its Arabic name,( tayun davik) (sticky tayun). 
It's very well distributed in the lands  of Palestine from north to south of the country 
The inula or tayun is a member of the Asteraceae family. Because it flowers in Palestine  in summer and fall (July –December) it avoids competition for the pollinators that are attracted to most plants from later winter to early summer.
The inula or tayun bears clusters of small yellow flowers and a large number of seeds.
 The seeds contain cottony puffs that enable them to be easily spread far and wide by the wind.
 The elongated leaves contain a sticky resin that has a very distinctive smell (hence another of the plant’s names – Sticky fleabane). 
When the rains begin in late November, its growth slows down.
Since the  inula or tayun is closely connected to water, it often serves as an indicator of nearby streams and high ground water.
Tayun come from Greek 
Pathos = suffering
as the tayun secretes a substance that inhibits the growth of other plants around it. 
Laboratory tests have found that this substance is antibiotic and anti-fungal in nature and can be used to fight weeds, pests and organic plant diseases. and this is used locally in our factory after the distillation of inula oil.
 Inula vicosa can treat upto 40 ailments, including diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic cough, gastrointestinal problems, cancer, swelling and pain in the joints, allergies and more.