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Himalayan Herbs

Postaraj Chapai

Postaraj Chapai

Sat Jun 18 2022

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Yarsa Gumba (Caterpillar fungus/ Ophiocordyceps Sinesis)

Yarshagumba or Himalayan Caterpillar fungus is a rear natural herbal medicine, grows naturally in 3500-6500 meter high, it remains half year plant and insect like caterpillar in the other half.

Yarsa demand is sky high, it has been using as immune enhancer and energy stimulant, as a natural viagra type supplementary, in inflammation, it has found antitumor, anticancer, antibacterial and antifungal properties and the vasorelaxant will help to protect the heart.

Yarsas comes from the thunder of the Himalayas and harvesting is difficult by the Himalayan landscape,

Wild Ginseng

Wild ginseng can grow naturally, is a gold standard herb, it can help significantly to increase energy and stamina, restore libido, sharpen memory and concentration skills, strengthen the digestive system, balance the hormones, protect the body from toxins and radiation and even prevent the grown of cancer cells, boost energy, used for anti-aging and skin treatment.

Wild-grown ginseng is expensive however it can be grown easily in the Himalayan green forest with a sustainable way by local forest group.

Guchhi (Highland Mushroom)

As we share nearly 50% of our DNA with fungi, so the consumption of mushrooms helps our DNA to function better. Guchhi is rich in potassium, vitamin, copper, vitamin D, and vitamin B and rich in antioxidants, used in heart disease and diabetes patients.

Himalayan Guchhi mushrooms grows naturally in the Dolpo region.

Loth Salla (Barne Salla)

Load Salla can be find in between 2800 to 3600 meters high in the tropical forest of the Himalayan region; it has anti-cancer properties, natural pain reliever, a cure for asthma, headache, cough, and cold, the dust also uses in a natural incense.

Satuwa (Paris Polyphylla)

Satuwa/ Love apple, it can grow in Himalayan Sub tropical forest land, above 19000 to 35000 meters, it has a very low germination ratio of 1:5 and takes 6-8 months to germinate, the rhizome will be matured in 3 years to harvest.

Satuwa is used in snake bite traditionally and in various supplementary medicine, it is a natural tonic, immune enhancer, it has found natural bioactive compounds.

Forest-grown Satawa is high demanded, it has been threatened due to low germination and as the whole rhizome has been collected, so it requires a sustainable harvesting practice.