A Handbook of Tibetan Medicinal Plants, authored by Dr. Tsering Dorjee Dekhang (MD), published by the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, contains the description of nearly 200 Tibetan Medicinal Plants, including herbs, shrubs and trees. These plants thrive in the picturesque Kangra Valley against the backdrop of majestic Dhauladhar Mountain range in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The book also provides the information regarding the flowering or fruiting seasons of the plants and the environment conditions or habitats in which the plants thrive. Description of their proper collection periods, purification of various plant parts and drying procedures are also mentioned. Additionally, each plant’s taste, quality and uses are presented for the readers along with the botanical, scientific family name, English common names, as well as Tibetan and Hindi names.
Author – Dr. Tsering Dorjee Dekhang