Arnebia benthamii

Synonym ► Macrotomia benthamii A. DC.

Family ► Boraginaceae.

Habitat ► The alpine Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaon, at altitude of 3,000-3,900 m, and in Nepal.

Folk ► Kashmiri Gaozabaan, Kashmiri Kahzabaan.

Action ► Stimulant, cardiac tonic, expectorant, diuretic (syrup and jam, used in diseases of the mouth and throat, also in the treatment of fevers and debility.) The roots possess antiseptic and antibiotic properties.

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