Local Name: Gandrayani
Botanical Name: Angelica Glauca Edgew
Nutritional Constituents: Dry roots yield essential oil (1.3%), resin and valerianic acid and several furocoumarins such as angelicin, bergapten, xanthotoxin and umbelliferene
Product Code: Gn-023



Gandrayani grows in slow moving streams, damp meadows, forest gullies in rocky substrata of Western Himalayas from Kashmir to Uttaranchal at an altitude of 2700-3400m. The roots of the plant are pungent, aromatic, diaphoretic and diuretic. It increases appetite and combined with tonics it is given in typhoid conditions, bronchitis, flatulence, colic and pain in stomach. Roots are also used in the preparation of gin and liqueurs known as bitters. Gandrayani is used in Uttaranchali cuisine as a flavouring agent in vegetables and dals.


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