Botanical Name: Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don.
English name: Anthopogon
Nepali name: Sunapati
Sanskrit name: Rohitaka
Trade name: Anthopogon oil
Flowering period: Feb.-June
Collection Period: March– April
Parts used: Bark and flower
Habitat/Distribution in Nepal: 3500-5100 m, throughout Nepal’s hillside
Principal constituents: Major and active chemical constituents of rhododendron are α-pinene, β-pinene, limonene, trans-β-caryophyllene α-muurolene, γ-cadinene and δ-cadinene.
Therapeutic properties: major therapeutic properties of anthopogon are antispasmodic, antitoxic, astringent carminative, depurative, diuretic, antibacterial, antifungal, parasiticide, rubefacient, sedative, stomachic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, emmena- gogue and nervine.
Rhododendron anthopogon is a small shrub nearly 2 to 3m high with reddish brown bark. Leaves ovate, lower surface covered with red-brown scales, petiolate. Flowers are deep scarlet typically, pink, white, rose, crowded on a compact head-like racemes, pedicellate, sulphur-coloured. Capsule ovaid. Seeds oblong, sub-acute.
Roots are expectorant, stomachic, diuretic, and astringent, anthelmintic. Fruits and seeds are used in cough and asthma. Seeds are used in asthma and toothache. Root is used in urinary trouble. Bark juice is given in case of cough. Petals are eaten raw to get relief from menstrual disorder. Traditionally the leaves and fresh flowers of this shrub are used to make a tea by Himalayan healers and drunk to aid digestion, stimulate the appetite, soothe sore thoughts and relieve liver disorders.
- Aromatherapeutic uses: Anxiety cold, gout, obesity, rheumatism, flu, infections, nervous tension and stress related conditions
- Used as a fragrance component in cosmetics and perfumery
- Good natural source of sweet herbal, faint balsamic essences
- Anthopogon tea is also drunk for sore throat, and to counteract water-earth illness, fire headaches, fire back pain, cold, blood disorders, bone disease, potato allergies, and vomiting.
We provide anthopogon oil in different size and shapes as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use aluminum bottles and glass vessel for packing. Aluminum containers and epoxy-lined metallic barrels in 10ml, 30ml. 40ml, 500ml, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg, 25kg, or custom size or wholesale.