Medicinal plants

Medicinal plants conservation

The RZA has started to list the resources of the Tibetan pharmacopeia in Zanskar, by using photographic boards.

In order to take the stock of the resources in Zanskar about medicinal plants and minerals, the RZA contacted several “amtchis” (Tibetan traditional doctors).


Some of those high altitude plants, which are the basic ingredients for Tibetan drugs, are actually threatened by the climate change and the overexploitation of the pastures in some areas.

The first step in the preservation work consists in establishing a list of the plants and minerals with their characteristics and use. The RZA is currently studying a development plan for this project.