• Organic farming and sustainable production of medicinal plants used in traditional Tibetan medicines.
  • Production of quality raw materials through Good Agricultural Practices to the production departments of Men Tsee Khang Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute.
  • Introduction of varietal medicinal plant for improvement based on discussion with the concerned department for Cultivation after pilot study
  • Conservation and Preservation of medicinal plants used in Traditional medicines in India (A total of more than 80 medicinal plants under conservation and Cultivation)
  • Mission
    Development of agro-methods for mass cultivation of selected medicinal plants for two production departments.

    Current Activities:

    • Conservation and maintenance of endangered medicinal plants for education and research purposes.
    • Introduction of improved variety of Carthamus tinctorius for cultivation through pilot study.
    • Large-scale cultivation of selected medicinal herbs and shrubs (Withania somnifera, Raphanus sativus, Brassica rapa, Acorus calamus, Alpinia galanga, Curcuma  longa, Cymbopogon, Carthamus ticntorius and Inula racemosa) etc.
    • Large-scale cultivation of selected tree medicinal plants (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica, Phyllanthus emblica and Acacia catechu), etc.)
    • Project sites: Agling, Ladakh, Kripi, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, Dekyiling, Uttarakhand State, Chauntra and Jispa, Himachal Pradesh, Bylakuppe, Karnataka State.

    On Going Project:

    • Project sites at Agling, Ladakh, and Chauntra, H.P were funded by United States Aid for International Development (USAID) through Tibet Fund for 2 years from  Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.
    • Pilot project on Cultivation of Crocus sativus L.
    • Maintenance of cultivated medicinal plant Inula racemosa from 2022-2024

    Future Project:

    • Cultivation and Propagation of medicinal plants to Tibetan farmers through training cum short courses with an objective of strengthening the viability of Tibetan settlements and promoting self-reliance.

    Tenzin Datse (M.Phil.; M.Sc.)
    HOD of HAMPC Department
    Email: hamp@mentseekhang.org