medicine of ethnic minorities from Southwest China
province of Yunnan and especially its Southern tropical area abounds
in biodiversity and ethnic communities with a rich tradition of making
use of the properties of herbal medicine. This is also the birth place
of the thousands of years old Puer tea. Puer, a small town of Xishuangbanna,
produces this brand and the tea roads, on which the tea was brought
into neighboring countries, had been as famous as the silk roads.
The tea tree is still growing in the mountain forests of Xishuangbanna.
Some trees have reached Babylonian age and are attracting visitors.
Aini woman in her medical garden
official DAI medicine
Dai peoples of Xishuangbanna are known for their colorful culture but
also for their traditional medicine. The Dai Hospital in Jinghong is
the only place where Dai medicine is standardized, used and sold.
Dai Hospital is also a good place for getting treated with steam baths
of local medical herbs, for acupuncture, excellent massage or to ask
the advise of an experienced Dai Doctor.
have tested some of the Dai medicine ourselves and here are our recommendations:
All our products derive from ethnobotanical research into their traditional
use either in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or by local ethnic
commmunities. This is not the standard that FDA and many other countries
accept nor support. You are therefore advised to always consult your
doctor. Any medical claims that after our careful editing on these pages
may still be found are by no means to be misinterpreted as medical recommendations.
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