Herbal Remedies Grow Popular Again, Thanks to Pandemic

Before bursting to a boil, the water steams. Bayarjargal Togmid removes the saucepan from the heat and adds the bright yellow grass manjingarav.

She claims, “This plant is wonderful for coughing.” “I now drink it and gargle it down my children’s throats and mouths with it mixed with water. By a long shot, it surpasses traditional therapy.”

Bayarjargal claims she didn’t start creating cough syrup for her own family until the epidemic arrived, despite watching her mother collect medicinal plants for her work as a botanist. She and her husband were both vaccinated last year, but she attributes their immune systems’ growth to traditional medicine, which she received at home and at a local clinic. She states that after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in February, her spouse recovered in just five days.

Mongolian traditional medicine has a 5,000-year history, but due to an official ban between 1922 and 1990, it was nearly extinct. As a result of the outbreak, a surge in new users seeking viral protection and relief has occurred, as well as a surge in popularity as a source of national pride and commercial opportunities.

Dr. Bold Sharav, a traditional medicine professor at the Mongolian International School of Medicine, says, “Our forebears provided us with a wealth of traditional medical knowledge.” “It’s vital that we put it to good use.”