Natural Medicines in Myanmar
Medicinal plants have been used for many years in Myanmar (Burma) as they are believed to be an effective method of treatment. This is a stall with a wide range of herbs and roots used as herbal medicine.
In this photo you can see the various herbs and roots used in Myanmar in more detail.
Variety of herbs available on the streets of Myanmar, some for cooking and some that are used as natural medicines.
Street vendor preparing the herbs for her stall.
Turmeric root, best known as a popular spice in Indian cooking, is also used for medicinal purposes in Ayurvedic medicine.
It is known as the ‘Kitchen Queen’ and is the main spice used in Indian curry, giving it its spicy taste and yellow colour.
In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is used as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, digestive, blood stimulant and purifier, liver protector, anti-cholesterol, as well as for a wide range of skin conditions amongst many other things.