Posted by: Phuentsho | September 16, 2012

A medicinal water

Before the year 1616 A.D when Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel came to Bhutan and unified the country, Bhutan was known by many different names. One such name given was Lhojong Menjong which means the southern valley of medicines. Since Bhutan lies to the south of Tibet it was called by that name.

menchu

This name holds its meaning even today. The country is full of medicinal plants and medicinal spring waters. Many medicinal herbs grows across the country. Since the medicinal herbs grow abundantly, herbal medicines are used by the people to cure various diseases.
One such medicinal water above Pisting village is shown in the figure above. Many people visit this menchu annually. It is known to have some curative values over headache, backache, redeye, joint pain and many more illnesses.

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