Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rhododendron anthopogon D.Don.

Family : Ericaceae

Shrub emitting a strong scent

Moist open slopes, hillsides, ledges of cliffs and in thickets at elevations of 3000 - 4500, occasionally to 5000 metres.

Parts Used : Leaf, plant and its bark

Herb Effects
Hypothermic and stimulates the central nervous system (plant); stimulant (leaf); antitussive, diaphoretic and digestive.

Active Ingredients
Quercetin (leaf and bark) and ursolic acid (leaf); betulin (stem)

Medicinal Use
To treat lack of appetite, coughing and various skin disorders; to treat coughs and colds (leaves); in the treatment of inflammations, lung disorders and general weakening of the body.


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