Scientific Name Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don Family Ericaceae Used Part Stem, Leaves, buds. Distribution Area A small shrub found in Alpine Himalayas of Nepal from 3300-4000 and also in the Himalayas from Kashmir to Bhutan and the N.E.F.A. hills at altitudes of 3,000-5,300 m. Common Uses . The leaves are reported to possess stimulant properties. The plant yields an incense. Leaves aromatic, stimulant, admimistered as an errhine to produce sneezing. Their smoke is considered useful in some diseases. They are supposed to have stimulant properties. This is one of the species which is thought by the bhutias(local people who give support to climbers) to excite the headache and nausea which attend ascents to the high elevations of the eastern himalayas.