A Clear Mirror of Tibetan Medicinal Plants Volume One (Hardback)
The origin of the Tibetan art of healing, more commonly called ‘Sowa rigpa’ is derived from, the practices, invention and development introduced by ancestors of Tibet through their intellectual wisdom. Based on that foundation, Youthog Yonten Gonpon, synthesized the then known ancient medical wisdom of the neighbouring countries, and later wrote a highly acclaimed Gyud Shi became the fundamental text for the Tibetan physician of the past and is equally regarded as the main basis for learning, research and practices by the Tibetan medicine practitioners of the present time. In this edition, the distinct features of the medicinal plants are portrayed as clearly as possible through painting. These paintings are mainly based on the original explanation of the medical treatise, fundamental text of Tibetan medicinal plants. It also encompasses some supplementary features of the medicinal plants, their habitat, collection time and additional work. In addition, the painting depicts the essence of analytical methods of the modern botany and the author’s personal experience from research work over a long period of time.The book is a botanical painting of medicinal plants that illustrates 152 medicinal plants. It shows Tibetan names, its synonym for correct identification, botanical names, and classification of Materia Medica, additional characteristics and its morphology. It also explains the period of collection, method of processing, the range of habitat and altitude of the plants grown all over, including Tibet, the Himalayan belts and Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal and India. The parts used in Tibetan medicine, its taste, nature and its uses.