Traditional Medicine Institute in Thimphu
The National Traditional Medicine Hospital
In Bhutan, equal emphasis is given to both allopathic and traditional medicines. The rich herbal medicines made up from medicinal plants abundant in the Kingdom are prepared and dispensed here. The Traditional Medicine Institute in Thimphu is also a training school for traditional medicine practitioners. The complex is closed to visitors due to considerations of hygiene, but one can still walk around and view it from outside.
Most noteworthy on the slope is the therapeutic sciences preparing focus, a present day development that houses classrooms and teachers’ workplaces; a research facility, gathering lobby, and library; and a little historical center that presentations under glass the essential herbs, minerals, and creature parts that shape the premise of Bhutanese customary solution.
The National Traditional Medicine Hospital or Traditional Medicine Institute, worked in conventional Bhutanese style and found right down the slope close to the passageway to the complex, has rooms where specialists see patients and a dispensary. Blue Medicine Buddha confronts outwards from the dispensary toward two vast next to each other petition wheels, which adherents turn to supplicate great well being into their friends and family and themselves. Nonnatives and Bhutanese alike can be seen by specialists and get home grown solutions here, for nothing out of pocket.
Natural medications endorsed at the National Traditional Medicine Hospital are produced a short distance away at Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals, some portion of the Ministry of Health. The 300 or so therapeutic plants routinely utilized as a part of Bhutan’s customary prescription are conveyed here and ground to make tablets, pills, powders, salves, and teas, which are then dispersed to human services units countrywide.
Bhutan is so rich in these plants that Tibetans — who presented their Sowa Rigpa therapeutic custom to Bhutan in the seventeenth century — generally alluded to it as Lhojong Menjong, or Southern Land of Medicinal Herbs. A couple of particularly uncommon plants are accessible for buy at Menjong Sorig, including exceptionally prized cordyceps, a growth discovered just at high elevations and referred to informally as “Himalayan Viagra.”