Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Cambridge Medicinal Plants Study Group

Following up Mark Rothera's encounter in 1983 with an amchi (Tibetan local doctor) in Zanskar, he and Alistair Brown collected, in the Kanji region near Leh, some 150 out of a total of 400 plants in use by amchis for the treatment of hepatitis, dysentery, rheumatism and high blood pressure. These are being analysed by Rothera at the University of Wisconsin-MiJwaukee.

June - July 1984
Mark Rothera and Alistair Brown from Britain