In Tibetan medicine, Rhododendron aureumis used for the treatment of rheumatism and for cardiovascular and diuretic means.
Origin: West Sayan Mountains, Russian Federation.
Gold rosebay, Kashkara (Rhododendron aureum Georgi) is a small evergreen shrub of the Ericaceae family with a dark-brown bark, stems procumbent usually crooked and lifted at 20 - 100 cm from the ground branches; the blossom period is May - June and fruiting in July - August. It grows on stony slopes and rocks in the mountainous regions of eastern Siberia and the Far East, reaching the Western Sayan and the Abakan Range, mainly in the alpine zone. The harvesting season of rhododendron is in August - September.
In Tibetan medicine, Rhododendron aureumis used under the names shu-mkhan or da-li for the treatment of rheumatism and for cardiovascular and diuretic means.
Rhododendron aureum have pronounced effects on the heart in patients with cardiovascular in sufficiency, reducing shortness of breath, palpitations, edema and venous pressure, and increasing the speed of blood flow and diuresis. Rhododendron aureum extracts have bactericidal effects against pathogenic microflora, especially streptococcus and staphylococcus, due to the presence of phenols and essential oils.