Rhododendron - Rhododendron anthopogon
Region of Harvest: Nepal
Part of plant used for distillation: Flowers
Main chemical components from the aerial parts of the plant: monoterpenes; alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, limonene and the sesquiterpene; delta-cadinene.
Benefits: Lightening for the heart and sprit. Warm, cheery, comforting, and nurturing. It is useful as a decongestion, excellent to strengthen the immune system, and helps to restore the adrenals during times of stress and fatigue.
Our botanical garden is so prolific this year!
We have already processed many aromatic plants into infused oils, dried herbs and hydrosols.
Hydrosols are aromatic waters distillated from aromatic plants. Also commonly referred to as hydrolates, floral waters and plant waters. Plant matter such as roots, bark, needles, leaves, fruit and seeds can be steam distilled into a hydrosol with great therapeutic benefits.
Hydrosols and Essential Oils have many similarities, but are very different in terms of shelf life, precautions, usage and storage.
Unlike essential oils, Hydrosols: