Pakhanbed is a shrub which grows once in a two years in moist climate and up to 30 cm in height. It is one of the important medical and aromatic plants found in the Himalayan region. Government of Nepal has prioritized this herb for cultivation and
protection. Oil is also prepared from its flower, and its seeds are used as oil for hair and the face.
Attributes : Antiseptic, laxative, antipyretic.
Parts used : Leaves, branch, flower.
Availability : 1500 to 4300 meters.
Collection period : April to September
Uses : Gastrointestinal problems, respiratory disorders, headache, as an antidote to hookworm, toothache, skin wrinkles.
Quantity available : 1000 Kgs.