English Name: Indian Valerian
Scientific Name: Angelica glauca scrophulariiflora (Pennel) D.Y. Hong
Gandhainu is endemic to India and found in the western Himalaya in Nepal, Jammu &Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh (Shimla), and Uttar Pradesh between altitudes of 1800-3700 meters. The plants are 1-2.5 m tall, glabrous, and aromatic. Roots are thick, and longconic.
Parts Used : Roots, flower, seeds, rhizomes.
Availability : 2000 to 3600 meters.
Collection period : October to December.
Uses : Stomach troubles, bilious complaints, menorrhagia, infantile atrophy, and as a stimulant.
Quantity available : 500kgs.