Traditional Medicine in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Photos by Adam, 2019
A Bulk Herb Wholesaler in Chiang Mai, supplying Traditional Thai and ethnic minority Herbal Medicines. While some of the Herbs are used in Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicine, many of the herbs are unique to Thai Medicine or the ethnic minorities and hill tribes of Northern Thailand. This shop had many 100's of medicines available.
As with other East Asian systems of Medicine, it is clear that a lot of the Materia Medica is common, and clear influence from Ayurveda and other local systems can be seen. Despite the large number of local medicines, the core Materia Medica used is similar to that of the other great systems including Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicine. As with Tibetan Medicine, the influence from Ayurveda followed the introduction of Buddhism.