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THE DALAI LAMA

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The knowledge of Tibetan Healing Science is one of the world’s oldest historical traditions based on an authentic origin. From the very beginning of human civilization in Tibet; the highest plateau in the world, people of Tibet have discovered and inherited the rich and innumerable experiences of maintaining the physical and mental health and skin health care. Even the animals and birds have healing knowledge like the way a deer (Cervus albirostris Przewalski) knows how to treat its wound by seeking the herb Soroseris hookeriana, and a bird like Alanda gulgula finds the herb, Medicago lupulina to apply on the crack on its egg shell. Therefore, human’s healing knowledge is undoubtly known, like the way apricot kernel oil is being applied to smoothen the skin of the body; Melandrium glandulorium being used as a perfume; mixture of washing soda and Ulmus punila as a shampoo; honey, mineral exudates, Asparagus racemosus and Acacia catechu being applied on the face to protect from the effects of harsh and cold weather exposure; applying residual barley of Chang (Tibetan beer made by brewing barley) to reduce the swelling; using melted butter to check the bleeding and heal the wound; using pig’s fat to heal the cracks; goat’s fat and Arnebia sp., for clearing the scars; mustard oil and butter to moisturize the skin, etc. These practices gradually laid down the foundation to evolve the knowledge of Tibetan Healing Science and its branch, Skin Health Care. Generally, skin is considered as the largest and most sensitive organ forming the outer covering of the body. As it is said in Tibetan Medical Text Gyudshi (The great four Tantra), “Flesh and skin are like the plasters of the house”, skin resembles the way plastering the walls of the house gives it a nice phyical appearance and protects it from the damage caused by the external factors. Therefore, taking good skin health care keeps the skin healthy with glow and radiance. Besides, it also adds to the beauty, longetivity and sensory powers. But mere application of skin care products will not be effective in creating a healthy skin as healthy diet and life style with peaceful mental attitude play a key role. This is the basic principle applied in Tibetan Medicine as a remedy for the treatment of physical and mental disorders. As mental stress diminishes the glow and strength of the body, disturbance in the state of rlung (Loong) energy, which 5


is the main factor responsible for the inner mental functions and outer sensory functions of the skin; suffering from chronic illnesses or ageing processes like distortion of body structure, appearance of wrinkles, graying and loss of hair and weakening of sense organs; harmful effects of due to external toxic pollutants, weapons and evil spirits or disturbances in the serous fluid, which is present widespread in the body. These factors cause disturbance in the physical and mental functions, which penetrates through the skin to the blood, tissues and organs to give rise to various skin disorders like moles, freckles, blemishes, acne, warts, wrinkles, cracks, rough and dry skin, scars and vitiligo. SORIG PRODUCTS not only does it helps for the health of outer body but also supports the inner mental state. Sorig products are prepared from the herbs which are grown at the Tibet and Himalayan regions located at about 3000 meters above the sea level. Such herbs are collected with the utmost care and respect to the surrounding environment. For instances, herbs like Medicago lupulina helps to revive the dry and rough skin and improves the skin texture, Asparagus racemosus strengthens the body by improving the haemoglobin count and promotes the skin texture by treating pimples and freckles. Hibiscus moschatus has the potencies of anti-wrinkle & anti-ageing and also act as an antiseptic. Holarrhena antidysenterica improves the glory and lustre of the skin. Areca catchu helps to treat wound, itch and burns. Curcuma longa helps to soothe the skin, erase the scares, and treat the inflammation. Terminalia belerica treats serous fluid disorders, and strengthen the condition of skin and also has a blood clotting properties. Iris sp. improves the skin texture by promoting the blood circulation, Embelica ribes act as an antiseptic and elevate the blood circulation, Butea monosperma has an anti-microbial property and purifies the blood. Myristica fragans balances the body loong (rlung), thereby strengthen the body, promote the blood circulations & retains the mental stability. Carum carvi helps to combat the energised muscular power, also helps to reduce fatty substance and pacify loong disorders. Zingiber officinalis help to promote the blood circulation and energised the muscular power, & Helianthus annus helps to promote the body heat. 6


Prunus arnemica (apricot oil) dries up the lymph uid, purify the blood, & help to grow the healthy hair. Embilica ofďŹ cinalis helps to dispel the blood fever, relief the itch and strengthen the hair growth. Terminalia chebula alleviates all kinds of disorders like elevates the blood and loong circulation, clear up the channels, strengthen the muscle and makes the skin supple. Oxytropis microphylla relief the inammation, swelling, binds the detach nerve and act as an antiseptic also. Cinnamomum camphora dispel all kinds of febrile, & Gymnadennis conopsea strengthens the body, promotes kidney heat, alleviates all kinds of cold disorders and has a property of rejuvenation. Elettaria cardamomum promotes kidney heat, and alleviated all kinds of cold disorders, Withania somnifera also alleviates all kinds of cold disorder, promotes kidney heat and also act as aphrodiasc, & Carthamus tinctorius cures all kind the Tripa and hepatic disorders, hemostatic strengthen the body, & restore the body haemoglobin level. Rubus sp. combat pulmonary disorder like different kinds of fevers such as epidemic febrile, fever aggravated due to loong (wind) and baeken (phlegm) disorders & fever due to cold, Syzigium aromaticum helps to relieve loong disorders and promote the body heat, Sesemum indicum (Til) strengthen the body and act as aphrodiacse, Symplocos paniculate is used as a mouth freshener and relief the fever, Rosa combats the fever associated with Tripa and rlung disorders, Arnebia sp. relieves the fever and purify the blood, Rhododendron sp. promotes the body heat, strengthen the weak body & relieves the baeken disorders, Cinnamomum zeylinicum promotes the digestive heat and food appetite, Punica granatum cures all kinds of baeken disorders especially for the cold disorders and also promotes digestion heat, Illinium vernum promotes digestive heat and blood circulation, & also alleviates cold and loong disorders, Amomum sabulatum promotes food appetite and digestive heat, also alleviate gastro-spleenic disorders, Kaemferia (wild ginger) also promotes digestive heat and food appetite, and clears up channels also cure both the loong and baeken disorders. These are the unique features and potencies of some of the herbs which are being used in the production of the Sorig product. The main objective of any of medical system of to free from suffering and prevents from getting diseases. Tibetan Medicine for the past 7


thousands of years has accumulated substantial recipes. Based on those recipes and integrated with the modern scientiďŹ c method. Under the guidance of Men-Tsee-Khang’s (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute) High Level Cultural Committee, Herbal Product Research Department has comes out with the varieties of Sorig products. To assure the highest possible quality to retain the products at its highest potency, this department is consulting with various experts within and outside the Institute. For instance products like Gaay-Pa-Sowae chulen, Loong tea, Chee - Nyii tea, and Trakshey tea are used to restore and strengthen the weak body. For beautifying the physical appearance for the health of skin, products like Shasoe Paekar Zaesel (Beauty cream), Nyerdak Gamoli (Antiwrinkle cream), Jukpa-Agar-Dhether (Massage oil) and Ta-Nuum are applied. If these product are continuously used it also help to relieve the mental stress and strain, free the wrinkle, and making the skin soft and supple to touch. Herbal Product Research Department, Men-Tsee-Khang 20/06/2009

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MEDICINE BUDDHA

From the land of Eastern Buddha, after crossing ten river Ganges, there exist a realm called Behdurya Nangwa (city of medicine Tanadhug). At the centre of the realm rises an inconceivable celestial palace with the square in shape with four gates. In the centre of the celestial mansion there is a divine gem throne made of various precious gems and minerals, specially decorated with white and blue beryl,

supported by curved images of lion, elephant, horse, garuld, and peacock, laid goddess mattress on throne and on it resides the King of Aquamarine light, the Medicine Buddha. Of the three radiants of beryls, yellow, white and blue, the blue colour implies brightness and immeasurable features. Upon receiving the bright and immeasurable blue colour rays, the causes of all the sufferings and its consequences of the sentient beings are pacified instantly and rectifies the defects of one’s mind, body, speech. This fully Enlightened Buddha is called Medicine Buddha (MENLHA). The King of Aquamarine light, adorned with usnisa on head, dressed with the three kinds of dharma robes, seated equipoise, emblems with fruit of a myrobalan plant on his right hand with turns outwards in the gesture signifying supreme generosity and left hand holds a begging bowl filled with nectar. During his Buddhasattva life made twelve great prayers, out of these, sixth prayer is pertinent to the sentient beings who are abnormal, insane, handicapped, blind, deaf, defect limbs, crooked stature, suffering from vitiligo, mental disorders and other diseases. At the sametime he performed a prodigious benediction that says, 9


mere hearing my name relieves the suffering of all sentient beings and may enjoy complete functions of their sense and normal body limbs. Due to the power of such a remarkable benediction whole hearted devotion to the Medicine Buddha and recitation of his mantra, pacifies disorders and the influence of evil spirits, prolong life span, prospers and ultimately one will attain supreme mind of Enlightenment as said by Lord Buddha in eight hundred verses sutra, and many others. The elder Yuthok Yonten Gonpo was born in 708 A.D at Tolung Kyina to father Yutok Kyungpo Dorje and mother Gyasa Chokyi Dronme. He was reincarnated as a King of Medicine and considered as an emanation of Medicine Buddha. He was a great scholar of five major fields of Tibetan studies and visited neighbouring countries like India, Nepal and China and several places in Tibet such as Tsang, Dhagkong, Ngari, Lhoyul and Tsari to gain invaluable knowledges and experience. He wrote numerous medical texts including the foundation version of the Four Tantras. At the age of fifty five, he established Tibet’s first Medical school at Kongpo, which produced about 300 disciples. He transmitted his medical knowledge and practices to them and based on their graduation level, he produced 50 Bumrampa physician, 50 Menrampa physician and about 100 Kachupa physician. He devoted all his life for the well being of sentient beings and is exceptionally graceful to the people of Tibet. He is greatly respected not only in Tibet but also in other countries like China, Nepal and Mongolia. At the age of hundred twenty five, he finally left his physical body. 10


TOBMEEN CHUDUE GYATSO Health Tonic Supports Vitality This traditional Tibetan health tonic formulated from natural herbs can help deal with stress and promotes an overall sense of well being for body and mind. For those suffering from excess tiredness and fatigue this boosting tonic can help to restore energy levels and strengthen the immune system. It also acts as an effective pick me up for those just requiring a boost to vitality and an overall improvement in general health. This rich energy source contributes to a long and healthy life, strengthening the body and promoting a clear functioning of the senses. According to Tibetan medicine a lack of kidney heat can result in a loss of vitality, this tonic is especially effective in maintaining kidney heat. Ingredients: Caloitum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, White sugar(candy), Piper longum, Asparagus adscendens, Elettaria cardamomum, Oryza sativum, Syzygium aromaticum, Withania somnifera, Carthamus tinctorius, & Emblica ofďŹ cinalis.

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GAAY-PA-SOWAE-CHULEN Elixir of Rejuvenation Supports a long, healthy life According to Tibetan Medicine, the primary cause of the ageing process is the transformation of the primordial elements and the secondary cause is the passing of the years, physical exhaustion and mental stress. This rejuvenating elixir helps combat both the internal and external signs of ageing from tired, drying skin and hair to weakening mental and sensory sensitivity. By working with the whole of the body this chulen, or energy booster, supports the body’s energies, helping to slow down the collective signs of ageing. It contributes to a long healthy life, helping reduce mental and physical stress. It is especially effective as an aphrodisiac. Direction to use: Each sachet contains pulverised herbs. Take one sachet daily in the morning on an empty stomach from the first day of the waxing moon and then perform some gentle physical exercise but stop before sweating. Ingredients: Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica, Emblica officinalis, Juniperus sp., Rhododendron sp., Artemisia sp., Polygonatum cirrhifolium, Withania somnifera, Asparagus racemosus, Tribulus terrestris, Phlomis younghusbandii/Glycyrhiza glabra, Cordycep sinensis, Vitis vinifera, Phoenix dactylifera, Mineral exudate, Ginseng, Calicite, Honey, Molasses, Butter, Milk and Sugar.

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CHONGCHEN CHULEN Body Energiser Vital nourishment for the body This vital nourishment for the body is formulated according to Tibetan Medical Texts. This Chulen, or energy booster, helps regain the body’s energies by rebuilding it’s natural strength and immune system. It is particularly effective for those suffering from prolonged illness, lack of appetite or respiratory problems. It is especially beneficial in regaining vital mental and physical health and encouraging and strengthening activities of the chest, heart and the sexual organs. Direction to use: Take one sachet daily in the morning on an empty stomach from the first day of waxing moon and then perform some physical exercises but stop before sweating. I n g r e d i e n t s : Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Elettaria cardamomum, Tanacetum sp., Piper longum, Vitis vininfera, Phoenix dactylifera, Honey, Oryza sativum, Glycyrrhiza glabra & Sugar.

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LHOPHEL DHUTSE Wisdom Nectar Helps improve mental alertness Wisdom Nectar is prepared with a combination of herbal ingredients based on the Tibetan Medical Texts and is useful in helping to promote mental alertness, sharpen clarity of thinking and helps to enhance the memory. It particularly aids children’s concentration, attention and learning. It is especially effective when used in combination with a nourishing and healthy diet. Directions for Use: After washing recite the lord Manjushree mantra “Om Aa Ra Pa Za Na Dhi Dhi.........” as many times as possible and then drink the herbal mixture. Ingredients: Terminalia chebula, Ferula asafoetia Linn., Zingiber officinalis Roscoe., Piper longum, Piper nigrum Linn., Acorus gramineus Soland, Alum, Milk, Butter, Vitis vinifera, Phoenix dactilyfera and Oryza sativum

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TSEPHEL DHUTSE Elixir of Life Supports a long and healthy life This potent elixir, formulated according to Tibetan Medical Texts, works to ensure that the body energies are in balance and helps to maintain a healthy body and mind. The elixir contains pure Tibetan herbs and minerals that protect the body from damaging and ageing environmental factors. It works to rebuild and strengthen a weak body and bones and focuses on strengthening the immune system, kidney and digestive system, helping to promote a long and healthy life. Direction to Use: After washing recite the lord Amitayus mantra “Om Amarani Dzi Wende Svaha� as many times as possible and drink the herbal mixture. This powerful mantra should evoke a strong sense of prolonged life. Ingredients: Brassica competris, Acorus gramineus, Sallucidum, Piper longum, Butter, Honey, Vitis vinifera, Phoenix dactylifera & Oryza sativum.

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KAEM-MEEN-DASHUN HerbaSlim Natural aid to healthy weight loss and detox A natural aid to slimming, HerbaSlim has been formulated using traditional Tibetan medicinal herbs which can effectively help in healthy weight loss. Combined with a balanced diet, controlled lifestyle and exercise plan HerbaSlim aims to achieve an optimal and healthy weight by balancing and maintaining body fluids, controlling blood sugar levels and stimulating blood circulation. Berberis sp. helps eliminate toxins and excess bodily fluids. Formulated to give increased energy and vigour to overcome the tiredness and fatigue often associated with dieting, it also enhances the skin’s complexion giving it a healthy glow. Use in conjunction with a good diet, healthy lifestyle and exercise plan, avoiding over consumption of fatty and raw foods, sweets and heavy meals. Refrain from taking naps after meals which can slow down digestion.

Ingredients: Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica, Embelica officinalis, Berberis sp., Zingiber officinalis, Embelia ribes, Clematis sp. & Honey.

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HEALTH CANDY Boosts energy and aids digestion Health Candy has been formulated according to Tibetan Medical Texts. It optimizes physical vigour, digestion and supports “Loong”. According to Tibetan Medical Text Loong is the subtle “wind” humour that when in balance promotes physical growth, respiration, calmness of mind. An imbalance of Loong manifests itself an anger, stress and anxiety.

Ingredients: Jaggery, Honey, Butter, Calcite powder, Emblica officinalis, Oryza sativum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Carthamus tinctorius, Elettaria cardamomum, Cinnmomum zeylinicum, and Phoenix dactylifera.

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MEEN-NA Spice Blend Promotes healthy digestion This special blend of Tibetan spices, based on Tibetan medical texts, aids digestion, cleanses the system and promotes a healthy appetite. It contains star anise which promotes a healthy digestion and circulation, while also helping to relieve atulence and prevent stomach irritations. Soothing cardamom works to maintain a good digestive system and helps sooth the stomach, promoting a healthy appetite. Can be sprinkled on salads or used to avor and enhance cooked foods and soups.

Ingredients: Illicium verum, Cuminum cyminum, Elettaria cardamomum, Amomum subulatum, Piper longum, Piper nigrum, Zanthoxylum nepalene and Cinnamomum zeylinicum.

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CHILLI POWDER This Chilli powder is formulated according to Tibetan Medical Text. It is especially effective to restore digestive heat, acts as an anthelmintic, enhances the food taste and improves appetite.

Ingredients: Chilli, Horse mint, Caraway, Black pepper, Dracocephyllum tanguticum and Chives.

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LOONG TEA Sorig Loong tea is formulated from fresh & pure natural herbs in accordance with the Tibetan medical text. It helps to pacify the various problems aggravated by loong disorder like- degeneration of physical complexion and vitality, upper & lower back pain, mental instability, anger, insomnia & anorexia, which are generally caused due to excessive thinking, fasting, irregular sleep, heavy blood loss, strenuous physical activities in an empty stomach, acute diarrhoea & vomiting. Directions for Use: Generally recommended to be used in the evening after a hectic day. However, it can be taken at anytime when the above signs and symptoms appear. Pour hot water onto the teabag. Infuse for few minutes till you get desired rich colour and aroma. Relish it purely or with molasses or salt. Ingredients: Rosa bronunii, Carum carvi, Myristica fragrans, Illicium verum, Zingiber ofďŹ cinalis & Piper longum.

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TRIPA TEA Sorig Tripa tea contains carefully selected pure natural herbs traditionally known for their soothing qualities. These herbs have been blended according to Tibetan tradition and age old practice to help bring harmony in our body. This tea assists in balancing excesses resulting from over indulgence in fatty, sour or salty foods and the inner and outer body energies, maintaining inner coolness and digestive balance. Directions for Use: It is a refreshing beverage in the afternoon or on a hot day. However, it can be taken at anytime when the above sign and symptoms appear. Pour a hot boiled water onto the teabag. Infuse for few minutes till you get desired rich colour and aroma. Relish it purely or with little sugar.

Ingredients: Rubus hoffmeiteriannus, Symplocos paniculata, Cuminum cyminum, Camellia theifera, Rosa bronunii, Carthamus tinctorius, Mentha sylvestris & Glycyrrhiza glabra.

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BAE KAN TEA This tea is formulated from fresh & pure natural herbs in accordance with the Tibetan medical text. It helps against various signs & symptoms of an aggravated baekan disorders like; weak digestive heat, low body temperature, indigestion, mental & physical heaviness, lethargy etc. which are generally caused by improper diet and behaviour such as; intake of excess sweet stuffs, vegetables & fruits which are heavy & cool in potency, cold and raw refrigerated foods & beverages, over exposure to humid places & cold water. Directions to Use: It is recommended to be used in morning. However, it can be taken at anytime when the above sign and symptoms appear. Pour a hot boiled water onto the teabag. Infuse for few minutes till you get desired rich colour and aroma. Relish it purely or with little honey or salt.

Ingredients: Punica granatum, Trachyspermum ammi, Nigella sativa, Zingiber ofďŹ cinalis, Camellia theifera, Elettaria cardamomum, & Cinnamomum zeylinacum.

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RAAB-GA-YANGZIN TEA Everyday Tea This herbal tea contains carefully selected pure natural herbs which Tibetans have long respected for their beneficial qualities: red currant balances the body energies and promotes inner harmony, wild rose promotes relaxation,wild saffron promotes the health of the skin, relaxation and appetite and, together with ginger, helps to prevent cold and flu, aids digestion. It can be taken as a delicious thirst quenching drink. Directions for Use: This can be used by everyone at any time irrespective of age. Pour hot water onto the teabag. Infuse for few minutes till you get desired rich colour & aroma. Relish it purely or with sugar or salt. Ingredients: Rubus hoffmeiteriannus, Symplocos paniculata, Carthamus tinctorius, Elettaria cardamomum, Zingiber officinalis & Rosa bronunii.

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JASHING NGAPA Garden Tea This Garden tea contains carefully selected pure natural herbs which Tibetans have long been respected for their beneficial qualities: It is stated that this tea helps to relieve stress and improve digestion. It also helps to clarify the five sensory organs as eyes, prevent cold & flu and sore throat. Enjoy it also as a delicious thirst quenching drink. Directions for Use: It can be taken at any time. Pour hot water onto the tea bag. Infuse for few minutes till you get desired rich colour and aroma. Relish it purely or add sugar & milk as per one’s taste.

Ingredients: Camellia thea, Syzigium aromaticum, Zingiber officinale, Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Elettaria cardamomum.

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TRAK-SHEY TEA Helps to balance blood pressure levels Sorig Trak-Shey tea is a herbal product made according to the Tibetan Science of Healing. This herbal tea enhances a healthy circulation and ow of blood. It can help reduce tension and ease painful movement and stiffness in the upper back, shoulders, head and neck which can sometimes cause blurred vision. It works to help prevent excess sweating and sensitivity to coldness, and the effects of uncomfortable breathing, a dry mouth, thirst and numbness in the limbs due to muscular tension caused by excessive stress. Directions for Use: Infuse in hot water for a few minutes, sweeten if preferred. Take at any time but preferably in the afternoon. Can be used one bag for whole tea pot to maximise effect and usage. Ingredients: Rubus hoffmeiteriannus, Rosa bronunii, Adhatoda vasica, Corydalis hendersoni, Acacia catechu, Emblica ofďŹ cinalis, Dracocephyllum tanguticum and Glycyrrhiza glabra.

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ZA-KHU-CHEE-NYII TEA Regulating Tea Helps to manage the excessive blood sugar levels The regulating tea helps to manage and balance the body’s blood sugar levels. This tea is a pure herbal product made according to the Tibetan Science of Healing. It helps to control symptoms associated with excessive blood sugar such as frequent urination, a dry mouth, imbalanced body fluids, a fluctuating body temperature, sensitivity of the soles and palms and genitals, and cloudy urine. This product can be used to help manage a diabetic condition. Directions for Use: Infuse in hot water for a few minutes. Take at any time but preferably in the morning. Can be used one bag for whole tea pot to maximise effect and usage. Use in conjunction with a sensible diet, lifestyle and exercise plan. Ingredients: Camelia thea, Xanthium indicum, Acacia catechu, Berberis aristata, Emblica officinalis and Curcuma longum.

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NYIING-NAE-MENJA Tea for Heart Nyiing-Nae-Menja is formulated from natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of Healing. It helps to combat poor blood circulation, obstruction of loong and blood vessels due to high cholesterol level, hardening of blood vessels and cardiac muscle, angina pain, restlessness due to palpitation, fear and mental unrest without apparent reason. Directions for Use: It can be taken at any time. Infuse a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes, sweeten if preferred with jaggery or honey. Enjoy tea until all the avour is used up.

Ingredients: Carum carvi, Polygonatum cirrhifolium, Allium sativum, Drosera peltata and Myristica fragrans.

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SHANG-DRUUM-MENJA Tea for piles Shang-Druum-Menja is formulated from natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of Healing. It helps to subside abdominal bloating and inammation caused by gastro-intestinal disorder, degeneration of intestinal mucus, disorder of the blood vessels, intestinal parasitic disorders and haemorrhoids / piles. Directions for Use: It can be taken at any time. Infuse a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes, sweeten if preferred with honey. Enjoy tea until all the avour is used up. Ingredients: Pinus sp., Tribulus terrestris, Withania somnifera, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Clematis sp., Embelia ribes, Selaginella pulvinata and Capsicum annuum.

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OOGMI-DAEWA TEA Tea for respiratory problem Oogmi-Daewa Menja is prepared according to Tibetan Science of Healing. It contain natural herbs that helps to control cold, chest congestion, cough, breathlessness, profuse sweating, difďŹ culty in breathing and weak body. Directions for Use: It can be taken at any time. Infuse a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes, sweeten if preferred with white sugar or honey. Enjoy tea until all the avour is used up.

Ingredients: Gentiana sp. Rhodiola sp., Selinium wallichium, Cinnamomum zeylinicum, Syzygium aromaticum, Artemisia sp., Phlomis younghusbandii, Glycyrhiza glabra, Amomum subulatum and Vitis vinifera.

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TOBKAY-MENJA Tonic tea Tobkay-Menja is prepared according to Tibetan Science of Healing. It contains natural herbs that helps to prolong life span, avoid illness and increase the bodily strength. It controls premature wrinkle, grey hair, and enhance complexion. Directions for Use: It can be taken at any time. Infuse a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes, sweeten if preferred with white sugar or honey. Enjoy tea until all the avour is used up.

Ingredients: Polygonatum cirrhifolium, Withania somnifera, Tribulus terrestris, Asparagus racemosus, Rhododendron sp., Syzygium aromaticum, Elettaria cardamomum, Areca catechu, Rheum palmatum, Drosera peltata & Glycyrrhiza glabra.

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LOONG-TSAB-MENJA Tea for Gynaecological disorders Loong-Tsab-Menja is formulated from natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of Healing. It helps to subside mental stress, poor memory, fainting, weak kidney and uterus, irregular menstruation, anaemic, numbness of limbs, pain in urethra and lower abdomen, white discharge (Leukorrhea), loss of lower body heat and pain around hip and waist. Directions for Use: It can be taken at any time. Infuse a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes, sweeten if preferred with jaggery or honey. Ingredients: Rheum palmatum, Withania somnifera, Polygonatum cirrhifolium, Tribulus terrestris, Abrus precatorius & Myristica fragrans.

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DRUUM-BUE-MENJA Tea for Arthritis Druum-Bue-Menja is formulated from natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of Healing. It helps to subside imbalance of Loong and blood caused by weak kidney energy, stiffness of limbs due to disorders of ligament and tendon, restriction in limb movement, inflammation of joints due to the accumulation of serous fluid. Directions for Use: It can be taken at any time. Infuse a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes, sweeten if preferred with honey. Enjoy tea until all the flavour is used up.

Ingredients: Tribulus terrestris, Zanthoxylum nepalense, Tinospora cordifolia and Acacia catechu.

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SHASOE-PAEKAR Beauty Cream Sorig Beauty cream is made in accordance with the Tibetan Science of well-being. It is moisturizing ; improves the skin texture making it more soft, supple and glowing. It also protects the skin against ultraviolet rays and harsh winter conditions. Recommended for dry and normal skin.

Ingredients: Beeswax, Ceresin, Sunower oil, Borax, Aqua, Perfume and Preservative.

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NYERDAK-GAMOLI Anti-Wrinkle Cream Sorig Anti-Wrinkle cream is made up of pure natural herbs in accordance with the Tibetan Science of well being. It helps to prevent and treat wrinkles and revitalize the skin making it smoother, fairer thus providing a glowing youthful appearance. Besides, this also helps against skin blemishes and acne.

Ingredients: Helianthus annus (Sunower) oil, Cera alba (Beeswax), Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Ceresin, Aloevera gel, Borax, Curcuma longa, Punica granatum, Berberis aristata & Holarrhena antidysenterica.

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MAH-MAEN-RABJOR Soothing Balm Sorig Soothing Balm is made up of pure natural herbs in accordance with the Tibetan Science of well being. It is anti-septic, antiinflammatory and homeostatic. It is also very effective against skin problems like eczema and fungal infections.

Ingredients: Helianthus annus (Sunflower) oil, Cera alba (Beeswax), Ceresin, Borax, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica, Emblica officinalis, Asparagus racemosus, Curcuma longa, Carthamus tinctorius & Oxytropis microphylla.

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PAK-JUK-DAMARA Anti-Vitiligo Cream Sorig Anti-Vitiligo cream is made up of pure natural herbs in accordance with the Tibetan Science of well being. It is indicated mainly for obstinate skin problems like vitiligo and psoriasis. It also helps in relieving other skin problems like skin crack, fungal infections, dry skin eruptions and acne too.

Ingredients: Helianthus annus (Sunower) oil, Brassica alba, Ceresin, Butea monosperma, Asparagus racemosus, Brassica compestris, Zingiber ofďŹ cinalis, Curcuma longa, Embelia ribes & Iris sp.

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SAAB-GAAY For Skin Irritation Sorig Saab-Gaay is made up of pure natural herbs in accordance with the Tibetan Science of well being. It is effective for skin irritation/allergy, acne, ringworm, abscess and chronic wounds. Direction to Use: Apply on the affected area and foment in sun followed by regular massage.

Ingredients: Helianthus annus (Sunower) oil, Cera alba (Beeswax), Ceresin, Oxytropis sp., Acacia catechu & Azadirachta indica.

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TSA-JUK For Nerve Disorder Sorig Tsa-Juk is made up of pure natural herbs in accordance with the Tibetan Science of well being. It may be effective for neuron disorder like - paralytic problem, numbness, stiffness and contraction of nerves in arms and legs. It is also good for sprain. Direction to Use: Apply on the affected area and foment in sun followed by regular massage. Ingredients: Helianthus annus (Sunower) oil, Cera alba (Beeswax), Ceresin, Myristica fragrans, Carum carvi, Curcuma longa & Zanthoxylum sp.

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LOONG-JUK Loong Lotion Sorig Loong lotion is made up of pure natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of Healing. It helps to calm nerve and alleviates tension, restores the body heat, improves blood circulation and eases the interrupted sleep. It also helps to smoothes and repair the damaged skin and removes blemishes making the skin supple & soft to touch and also improves the vitality of skin.

Ingredients: Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame)Seed oil, Petrolatum, Glyceryl monostearate, Glycerine, Stearic acid, Cera alba, Cetyl alcohol, Cinnamomum cassia (Cinnamon) Bark oil, Carum carvi (Caraway) Seed oil, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) oil, Syzygium aromaticum Linn (Clove) Seed oil & Preservatives.

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TRI-JUK Tripa lotion Tripa lotion is made up of pure natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of Healing. It helps to promote the inner coolness and thus harmonize the body, minimize the interrupted sleep, improves blood circulation. It is especially helpful to treats freckle and pimples, repair and strengthen skin cells making the skin a healthy, soft & supple skin. Ingredients: Helianthus annus (Sunower) oil, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Petrolatum, Glyceryl monostearate, Glycerine, Stearic acid, Cera alba, Cetyl alcohol, Citrus sinensis (Sweet orange) oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) oil, Cucumis sativus(Cucumber) oil, Momordica charantia(Bitter gourd) oil & Preservatives.

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BAE-JUK Baeken lotion Sorig Baeken lotion is made up of pure natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of Healing. It helps to subside the symptoms like indigestion, stress & strain, insomnia, excessive expel of sputum and mucus, and edema. It also smoothes and resuscitates the damage skin & treats itches, freckle and pimples.

Ingredients: Glycine soja (Soybean) oil, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Petrolatum, Glyceryl monostearate, Glycerine, Stearic acid, Cera alba, Cetyl alcohol, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) oil, Zingiber ofďŹ cinale (Ginger) Root oil, Elettaria cardomomum (Cardamom) Seed oil, Amomum subulatum (Black cardamom) Seed oil & Preservatives.

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JEEPAE-JUKPA Baby Body Lotion Jeepae-Jukpa is made from natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of healing. It improves skin texture by making the skin supple and soft, strengthen weak body and helps against anaemia. It promotes loong and blood circulation, prolongs life span and improves body immune system.

Ingredients: Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil, Petrolatum, Glyceryl monostearate, Glycerin, Stearic acid, Cera alba, Cetyl alcohol, Carum carvi (Caraway) oil, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) oil, Juglans regia (Walnut) oil and Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) oil.

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TALCUM POWDER The formulation of Sorig Herbal Talcum Powder has been abstracted from Mipham Rinpoche’s holy text. The unique blend of Talc with organic herbal ingredients checks sweating and noxious smell, soothes irritation and gives a cooling effects.

Ingredients: Talc, Calcium Carbonate, Geranium Oil, Menthol Oil, Jasmine Oil and Rose Oil.

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ARU-YACHAM-DASHUN Aru Balm Aru-Yacham-Dashun is prepared according to Tibetan Science of Healing. It gives relief from cold, inuenza, headache, insect bites, itching, muscle pain, sprains and rheumatism. Directions for Use: Rub gently on the affected parts, nostril and temporal region. Ingredients: Carnauba wax, Soyabean oil, Terminalia chebula, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Elettaria cardomomum, Mentha sylvestis, Mystus caryophyllus, Eucalyptus oil, Pippermint oil, Ajwain oil & Pudina oil.

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JUK-NUUM-AGAR-DHETHEAR Massage Oil Sorig herbal massage oil is prepared on the basis of herbal ingredients for pacifying loong disorders. As stated in Tibetan Medical Text, its regular application will assist in relieving physical and mental strain thus keeps mind and body fresh and light, enhances memory and blood circulation, reduces excess body fat, relaxes muscles, ligaments, nerves and regenerates body cells. Ingredients: Myristica fragrans, Zingiber ofďŹ cinale, Rubus sp., Syzygium aromaticum, Curcuma longa, Glycine max (Soyabean oil), Carthamus tinctorius, Bombax ceiba, Elettaria cardamomum, Adhatoda vasica, Amomum subulatum and Carum carvi.

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JEEPAE JUKNUUM Baby Massage Oil Jeepae-Juknuum is made from natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of Healing. It controls loong and strengthen the sensory function, promotes blood circulation, improves the strength of muscle and nerve and makes the skin smooth. It is especially helpful to restore bodily constituents and sharpens the intelligence. Ingredients: Glycine soja (Soyabean) oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Brassica alba (Mustard) seed oil, Carum carvi (Caraway) oil, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) oil, Juglans regia (Walnut) oil and Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) oil.

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TA-NUUM Hair oil Sorig Ta-Nuum (Hair oil) is prepared according to Tibetan Science of Healing. It alleviate the dandruff, cease immature greying and loss of hair. It promotes healthy growth and strengthen the hair. It also improve the skin and glorifying effect of hair and promotes clarity of ďŹ ve senses such as eyes. Ingredients: Prunus armenniaca (Apricot) Kernel oil, Terminalia chebula, Emblica ofďŹ cinalis and Arnebia nobilis.

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TA-CHU-DAEGU Shampoo Ta-Chu-Daegu (Shampoo) is formulated according to Tibetan Science of healing. It contains pure herbal extracts having excellent natural cleansing and hair softening properties. It helps to strengthen hair follicles, thus promotes healthy hair growth. It also contains anti-dandruff agent, prevents premature greying of hair that results from stress and mal-nutrition.

Ingredients: Emblica ofďŹ cinalis, Selene setisperma, Sapindus trifoliatues, Azadirachta indica, SLES, Dimethicon & Glycerin.

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HORMEY-CHOETHAP Heat Compress Therapy It has been practising in Traditional Tibetan Medicine for more than two thousand years back. This practise reflects the rich experience of clinical efficacy and the authenticity of the Tibetan Medicine. The combined action of the medicinal substance enriched with oily and heavy qualities as caraway and nutmeg together with heated sesame oil is an effective mild therapeutic means to harmonize Loong disorder featuring instant fainting, stiffness of the extremities, vertigo, hallucination, palpitation, insomnia, tinnitus etc. Endowed with immediate and long term medical benefits, this therapy is easy to use. Ingredients: Caraway, Nutmeg and Sesame oil.

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DHUTSE-NGALUM Medicinal Bath Therapy Dhutse-Ngalum (Hot Medicinal Bath Therapy) derived from natural products, is a part of water therapy practised in Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Gained through long clinical experiences over a period of more than one thousand years, this practice was establised as one of the prominent therapy in Tibetan Medical system. Various herbal ingredients are combined with the qualitative value of water and ďŹ re elements having the characteristic of uidity and burning respectively. Enriched with the triple content of medicine, water and ďŹ re, this therapy has the same therapeutic value as that of natural hot spring. This therapy helps in easing mental restlessness, harmonising physical humours, promoting physical strength and acts as an aphrodisiac. It helps to prolong life and enhance complexion. It combat contraction and stiffness of limbs due to abnormality of tendon and ligament resulting from gout, arthritis and swelling of leg muscle. It helps to correct hunch back, enlarged bone, and paralysis due to epilepsy and nerve disorder, wasting of muscle, muscle degeneration, varicose vein and distortion of waist nerve. This therapy is especially effective against chronic diseases like skin problem caused by lymph disorder, necrosis, malignant wound, ulcer of the vital and vessel organs, poisoning, swelling due to loong disorder, menstrul disorder and rough skin. This therapy is easy to use. Ingredients: Ephedra sp., Rhododendron sp., Artemisia sp., Myricaria squamosa, Juuniperus squamata, calicite, Trona, sulphur, Tribulus terrestris, Shorea robusta.

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INCENSE In Tibet, the seed of traditionally using incense exists at an early age of human evolution. Buddhism ourished to a great extent in the 7th century under the reign of successive religious kings of Tibet, along with the preservation and development of making incense based on the secret tantric text by the great Indian Buddhist scholar Nagarjuna. Various formulas for making incense were developed by the great scholar of Tibetan medicine like Zurkhar Lodoe Gyalpo and Deumar in 14th and 17th century respectively. These were well preserved by the modern scholars like Ven. Dr. Kyenrab Norbu and in accordance with traditional formula this quality incense is prepared. Uses: Recommended for religious offering, meditation, protection against malevolent spirits and some communicable diseases. It can also be used as room-freshner or for refreshing the senses. Especially it is recommended in the morning during meditation and prayers. Ingredients: Carthamus tinctorius, Rhododenrdon sp., Juniperus sp., Picrorhiza kurroa, Rosa sativus, Selinium wallichinum, Dracocephalum tanguticum, Artemisia sp., & Santalum album.

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LOONG-POE Stress Incense In this fast degenerating era, people tend to become short sighted and indulge in unhealthy excess of mental and physical activity, improper eating and sleeping habits, sexual misconduct to excess, which results in the disturbance of loong energy. This stress incense is specially formulated as per Tibetan ancient Aroma formulation text “Gyud-shi” by Dr. Yuthok Yonthen Gompo in 7th century to balance this vital energy. It helps alleviate symptoms caused by disturbed rlung energy like stiffness of shoulder muscles, dryness of mouth, insomnia, sudden fits, resulting in profuse perspiration, stiffness of limbs, numbness, emaciation, yawning, non-clarity of speech and all kinds of mental stresss and strains. Ingredients: Bombax ceiba, Chrysanthmom sp, Rhodila sp. extract.

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MENSANG Incense Powder For quite reective moments or as puja offering for all kinds of ritual practices. By mixing this purifying powder to all the rituals objects, it helps to clean the impurity of offerings and helps to accumulate immense merits.

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Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute) is one among many institutions which were set up by His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama for the preservation, management and promotion of Tibetan identity and its cultural heritage after the Tibetan exodus in 1959. Since the inception of MenTsee-Khang on March 23rd 1961, this body has grown into a leading academic institution for revival and preservation of Tibetan Medicine and Tibetan Astrology and Astronomy, in the world. Tibetan Medical and Astrological College, Astrological Department, Sorig Literary Research Department, Gyud-shi Translation Department, Clinical and Research Development Department, Materia Medica Department, Pharmaceutical Department, Herbal Product Research Department and Branch Clinic Department are some departments that form the body of Men-Tsee-Khang. With a vision to serve all sentient beings without any discrimination against caste, creed and sex, these departments work in collaboration with each other while performing their respective duties, in its own circumference, based on the ideology of maintaining harmony with nature and the principle of inter-dependence that is reected in both Tibetan Medicine and Astrology.

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College Apart from taking responsibilities to revive and preserve our knowledge of Tibetan Medicine and Tibetan Astrology, this college also nurtures objectives to serve all sentient beings, without discrimination, in providing health to everybody. While grooming the future medical practitioners, in particular Tibetan and other nationalities as well; medical students were provided teachings on the Gyud-shi (Four Tantras) as a foundation and knowledge on modern science, Buddhist philosophy, history of Tibetan Medicine, identiďŹ cation and use of herbs and induction of ritual from You-thok Nying-thik are supplemented. Likewise, astrological students were given teachings on Tibetan astrology, astronomy and arising vowels; supplemented with knowledge of modern astrology and astronomy. So far, fourteen batches of medical students and seven batches of astrological students have graduated from this college and are in the service of mankind all over the world.

Astrological Department To preserve, maintain and to spread this ancient science, this department is collecting ancient astrological texts and research on many existing texts are being done. Detail and brief almanac is published from this department every year. Casting astrological birth charts, compatibility chart for marriage, individual obstacle chart, medical chart, death chart and daily favorability chart in both English and Tibetan languages are some services that are being rendered by this department for the community. Two kinds of amulets are also prepared from this department based on different needs of people. Presently, this department has twenty staff members. 55


Sorig Literary Research Department Maintaining the original touch of this unique and ancient system of Tibetan Medicine and restricting inuences from outside, which may distort the true imports of Tibetan Medicine, are the main functions of this department. To channel the Tibetan Medicine in accordance with the need of modern time, this department also shoulders the research work on integrating essences from various traditional healing systems of the world. Due to existence of various edition of Gyud-shi, this department is making a comparative study between these editions and its compilation; archiving many texts which face near extinction and maintaining a common data base of medical terminology with respect to diseases, medicinal ingredients and treatment that exist in other healing systems are also taken care of by this department. This department is also working on the revival of the lost tradition in Tibetan Medicine and compilation of medical articles written by Tibetan doctors inside and outside Tibet. A website on Tibetan Medicine, designed by this department, is soon coming in the near future.

Translation Department This department was set up on July 2001 for the purpose to share this vast and rich tradition of healing system with the people of world and to beneďŹ t them in providing better health by translating the fundamental text of Tibetan Medicine into English language. Under the direction of the High Level Cultural Committee and with the support and guidance from senior doctors of Men-Tsee-Khang, this department has successfully brought out its ďŹ rst translated work on the Basic Tantra and the Explanatory Tantra of Tibetan Medicine into English in the year 2008. Translation on the Oral Instruction Tantra and the Final Tantra is currently going on with full zest and vigor. 56


Clinical Research and Development Department This department takes responsibility on research and development on clinical research. Several such clinical trials were carried out on hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, cancer and chronic hepatitis. Such research works which were based on Tibetan Medicine and collaborated with modern scientific method has brought excellent result. The potential benefits of purified mercury ashes of Tibetan medicine was experimentally proven through research done by three institutions: Delek Hospital, Natural Medicine Research Unit (Israel) and Men-Tsee-Khang. This department also publishes books on dietary supplements and gives health talks through different media to generate public health awareness. Research on records of patients who have been cured of chronic diseases is also being done from this department.

Materia Medical Department The main aim and objective of this department is to authenticate medicinal plants by refering classical Tibetan medical canons. Extensive exchange of idea and discussion on various aspects of identification and authentication of medicinal plants is being done for the revival of the lost knowledge and for promotion and preservation of the existing knowledge. Some books having both illustration and explanation on medicinal plants used in Tibetan Medicine were published for the benefits of those who are interested to practice and research in this field. 57


Pharmaceutical department Pharmaceutical department is one of the most important and the largest department of this institute. Nearly one thousand medicinal ingredients obtained from Himalayan regions of Nepal, Bhutan and India, as well as from various markets are used in Tibetan Medicine by processing them through number of procedures for puriďŹ cation. Eight different precious pills and one hundred and seventy common pills are produced from this department and supplied to ďŹ fty branch clinics all over India. This department provides medicine to the clinical research and development department for their research work in treating various chronic diseases. To combat the modern highly contagious diseases, special precious pills are formulated and prepared from this department and made available for use. Augmentation of medicinal value by performing religious rites and rituals is an important function of this department besides adhering to norms and regulations of GMP to satisfy the modern day obligation and needs. Installation of new machinery for packaging of medicines is also underway for the development of Tibetan Medicine. 58


Herbal Product Research Department To provide health and to enhance beauty, this department produces herbal products and food supplements based on the rich knowledge of Tibetan medicinal recipes and by incorporating modern scientific methods. Under the guidance from experts of both traditional and modern scientific field, maintaining quality control of herbs, formulation and standardization of medicinal recipe; as well as complying with the clinical research and development department’s need for their research by bringing out many products like food supplements, drinks and cosmetics are our main responsibilities. These products help in generating wellness to the body and mind by preventing many diseases and prolonging life ultimately. All products from this department complies to the norms of GMP in maintaining quality control and adheres to the traditional methods of augmenting the healing value of our products by performing religious rites and rituals as well.

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Men-Tsee-Khang Exports (a unit of Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute) was established on August 4, 1994 to market and handle all of Men-Tsee-Khang’s unique blend of non-medicinal and general health products. Many of our departments work closely with Men-Tsee-Khang Exports to develop new products and product lines. The income generated from the sale of these products provide funds to assist us with our cultural, educational and charitable activities and for the preservation of the ancient system of Tibetan Medicine and Astro. Science that is an indispensable part of the Tibetan Culture.

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