Medicinal plant farming


Mr Sherpa gave us a tour of the ICIMOD Knowledge Gardens, which is home to some medicinal plants
This board explains how Indian "ginseng" is grown and that it is used to treat upset tummies and to reduce swelling
Mint is not only a tasty hot drink, but it also reduces muscle cramps and can also perk you up!
One common name for this plant is "Mugwort", which can calm tummies and treat fevers; it is also used ceremonially by Buddhist monks
Some medicine can be released from plants by rolling the leaves with sticks between your hands before it is boiled and processed
To make plant-based medicine, you need to know botany, which is the study of plants
This mosquito repellant was created from plants that mosquitos hate
This is one kind of pharmacy where you can buy the ingredients for making certain types of medicine