Amazing Medicinal Plants in Everest Region of Nepal

Amazing Medicinal Plants in Everest Region of Nepal

The altitude, geographical attributes, topography, ecology, and climatic condition has played important role to make the Himalayan region prosperous in availability of medical herbs, so is the Everest region. Hence, the Himalayan region is considered as the cradle of herbs. Himalayan herbs are mostly used in the traditional healing such as Ayurbedic, Amchi, Allopathic, homoeopathic and the production of the medicine.

Everest region
Picture: Sundried Chiraito(Swertia)

Everest Trekking region starts from jiri all the way to the base camp. Base camp of the tallest mountain of the world, the Mt Everest. Everest trekking region ranges from 1800 meters altitude to 5550 meters of altitude above the sea level. Even though Everest trekking is famous only for EBC trekking; there are more than dozen other trekking trails like Numbur cheese circuit, Pikey pike trek, Dudh Kunda trekking and many other new trails founded. Because of its variation in altitude Everest trekking has abundant herbs in its region.

Everest region
Picture: Yarsagumba (Cordyceps sinensis)

The forests and grassy meadows of the Numbur cheese circuit; the herbal circuit of the Everest trekking hosts the hundreds of herbal plants. The mesmerizing meadow of the Jattapokhari and panchokhari is not only spiritual place; it also can be taken as the natural lab for the pharmaceutical researcher. Major herbs found in the region of Jattapokhari and Panchpokhari are tabulated below.

                                                                                                      Table: Major Herbs in Everest region

Local/Nepali NameScientific nameEnglish Name
Pancha ounleDactylorhiza hatagirea
Okhar ko bokaraJuglans regiaWalnut
JatamansiNardostachys grandifloraSpkenard
Loth SallaTaxes wallichianaHimalayan Yew
Yarsa gombaCordyceps sinensis
BojhoAcorus CalamusCalamus
PadamchaalRheum Australe D. DonHimalayan Rhubarb
NagbeliLycopodium ClavutumLycopodium (Club Moss)
Tite PatiArtemisia VulgarisMug-wort
TimurZanthoxylum Alatum

The Aeromatic plant is scientifically known as Rhododendron Anthopogon. The herbal pant with the medical importance can be generally found between 3000 meter to 4000 meter above sea level in the open alpine and lightly forested areas. The plant is evergreen shrub with the height of 60 cm to 2 meter.  Sunapati will be marked as expensive incense by trekking guides and famous as juniper, which is not the exact name.

Everest Region
Picture: Bushes of the Sunpati pant

As you climb up to the Manedanda; the stopover before reaching jattapokhari, the distinct sweet scent of the Sunpati will flow with the wind around your nose. The Sunpati plant is found abundantly along the way from the Manedanda to jattapokhari.

The sacred plant that is also used to offer the incense in the Buddhist religion will give you the pleasant smell during the Day-3 of the trekking to the Numbur Cheese circuit.

During the late spring and summer, soft yellow flower will be covering the small bush of sunpati providing the beautiful decoration to the jungle and meadow. As you get to the altitude above 4000 meters no tree line starts and trekking turns to be more interesting. This interesting part of Everest trekking has all these herbs we are talking.

Everest region
Picture; Dactylorhiza Hatagirea 

We are talking about the herbs found in the NCC trekking trail of lower Everest region.

Numbur cheese circuit is one representative trail in Everest region for herbal finding. This new trekking trail of Nepal known as Numbur Cheese circuit is new for trekkers for very old granary of medicinal plants. Lower part of Everest region is not fully discovered yet, but Nepalgram is trying to find more new trail in the region. Along with the finding of trail new medicinal plants can be identified, this could be a good trekking holiday for the medial researchers.

If you want to know more about the Himalayan Herbs in Everest trekking region & if you are looking for the research centered trekking trail we can be your planner. Drop your query here and we will get in touch.

If you want to know more about the region follow the links below:

1- Trekking package of Numbur Cheese Circuit: CLICK HERE

2- Tell me more of Everest Region: CLICK HERE

3- What is Everest Base Camp?: CLICK HERE

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