Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don is used by climbers of Himalayas for stimulant properties
Scientific Name Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don Family Ericaceae Used Part Stem, leaves, and buds. Distribution Area It is a small, aromatic, shrubby plant found 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 aromatic, their smoke is considered useful in some diseases. They are supposed to have stimulant properties. The leaves are administered as an errhine to produce sneezing.This is one of species which is thought by the Bhutias to excite the headache and nausea which attend ascents to the high elevations of Eastern Himalayas. The leaves are reported to possess stimulant properties. The plant yields an incense.