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Tibetan Medicinal Plant Meconopsis published after 6 years of study

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 07/10/2017 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    Tibetan Medicinal Plant Meconopsis is a systematic monograph mainly focusing on studying herbalism, ethnobotanist as well as medical ethnobotany of Tibetan medicine meconopsis. "As a special gift to Lhasa Men-Tsee-Khang (renamed as Tibetan Medical Hospital of TAR since 1980) for celebrating its centenary, the book is now officially published. The results of our study on protection and sustainable use of Tibetan medicinal plant meconopsis resources is interpreted well in the book. Hope it could offer help to researchers of traditional Tibetan medicine," introduced by a scientific research personnel of biological research institute in Tibetan Medical Hospital of TAR.



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    Scientific research team set off Meconopsis research journey


    Because of its high ornamental value and special regional distribution, the genus Meconopsis has been the favorite of botanical researchers and lovers from all over the world. While in Tibetan Plateau, many plants of Meconopsis are regarded as important raw medicinal materials, which have attracted much attention in the sustainable utilization.


    Since 2009, research team of biological research institute in Tibetan Medical Hospital of TAR has turned its attention to the situation of genus Meconopsis medicinal resources, and formulated relevant artificial planting technical research.


    As the fourth national census pilot work on traditional Chinese medicine resources carried out in 2011, and Chinese (Tibetan) medicine resources census officially started in 2012, the research team got a rare opportunity for further research of Meconopsis plant resources.


    The research team ran more than 20 places in Tibet and 17 places in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, as well as Yunnan to collect a great deal of materials and information of wild Meconopsis plant seeds, samples, biotopes and so forth, providing valuable materials and data for the artificial domestication technology research and formulation of a conservation plan.


    Actually, 6 years of accumulation has its great significance, that is also the reason why the research team could make a summary of previous work and officially published Tibetan Medicinal Plant Meconopsis.

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