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Rhododendron anthopogon is an evergreen shrub of compact habit. It usually grows up to 60cm tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials. The leaves and twigs are sold in local markets for use as an incense, whilst the leaves and the flowers are sold for medicinal use. The plant is grown as an ornamental.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The major components of the aerial parts of the oil were the monoterpenes α-pinene, β-pinene, limonene and the sesquiterpene δ-cadinene. Biological studies revealed a weak topical anti-inflammatory activity.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Rhododendron anthopogon is a plant of high elevations in the Himalayas, generally growing well in the temperate zone in areas where winter temperatures do not usually fall below around -15°c.