4,500 medical plants get ID in Tibet

A general survey at 30 counties in southwest China’s Tibet has collected more than 4,500 types of local plants, including medicinal plants, in which more than 120 kinds of them are given an investigative priority by the central government. 

Progress from this period not only provides reliable evidence for the research of the ecological balance in Tibet, but also helps the development of Tibetan medicine achieve a new breakthrough.

As of now, the general survey has completed the creation of all samples collected during outdoor research. For every sample, a total of more than 30 kinds of information including the plant name, resource type, growing altitude, collection site, are all clearly registered, giving each of them an ID.