Found only at altitudes ranging approximately from 1,200m-2300m, during monsoons these flowers abound in the Himalayan ranges of Uttarakhand. The flowers seem to set the mountain side on fire with their blood red colour. A flower that cures headaches, stomach ailments and as per recent research heart ailments too, is also a coolant. The health benefits of Rhododendron are only being discovered by modern science.
The locals have used Rhododendron for its Anti-diabetic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-diarrhoeal properties.
Rhododendron contains Anti-oxidants and Iron and thus helps in improving Hemoglobin levels. It is a Natural Heart & Liver Healer. Exhibits Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging Activity also Useful In Rheumatoid Arthritis,Weight Control & Bronchitis. A rich source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Calcium.