Traditional Medicine

National Institute of Traditional Medicine

The institute researches, prepares and dispenses traditional and herbal medicines. Ingredients range from herbs and minerals to animal parts, precious metals and gems. Medicinal plants are collected from remote corners of the country such as Lingzhi, Laya and Lunana. Witness the expensive yartsa goenbub (cordyceps) a “cure-all” medicine that is part caterpillar and part fungus.