The Lad bible title The Lad book on herbal medicine article A Chinese-language herbal medicine called the Tibetan herbal medicine known as jalopy (also known as Chinese psilocybin) is being promoted by Chinese authorities and promoted by the Dalai Lama as a treatment for asthma.
The book, published in English by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Education (TCHRE), says jalopys are said to have medicinal qualities and are used for treatment of various ailments.
“In China, there are currently no scientific data to prove the effectiveness of this medicine, and there are no scientific studies to prove its safety,” the Tibetan Centre for Human Resources said in a statement.
The Tibetan Center of Human Rights & Education (TCHER), a non-governmental organization based in Dharamsala, India, said that since its founding in 2014, it has been actively promoting the use of the Tibetan herb jalopeys and the Tibetan medicine for various ailments in the country.
“The Tibetan herbs are used in traditional Chinese medicine, so there is a lot of information about their medicinal properties,” TCHER’s head, Nandamakshi, told Al Jazeera.
“They are also said to be used for treating various conditions including diabetes, cancer, and obesity.”‘
The only option for the world’The Tibetan Centre of Human Resources also said that the Dalai Kong has spoken out in favour of the use jalapys in his recent visit to China, as he did last year.
“Since he was granted the status of a Tibetan, he has expressed his support for using the herb for health purposes, saying it is the only option that will save the world,” Nandambi said.
“However, he did not state what this herb is for.”
Al Jazeera’s Arshad Mian, reporting from Dharamshala, said jalapeys have been around for at least 2,000 years, and Chinese authorities have used them to treat asthma and other ailments.TCHer said that while the Tibetan medicinal plants are not considered as a plant by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, it is considered to be one.
“China has taken a lot from the Tibetan plant, but it has also taken some from the indigenous plant of the Tibetans,” Nanda said.
The group added that while Chinese authorities are not currently taking any measures to restrict or regulate the use and cultivation of jalopes, there is currently no law in place to prevent the sale or cultivation of the plants.
“Chinese authorities are very sensitive to the Chinese people and the issues surrounding their health and safety,” Nandi said.
According to the TCHRE, there have been more than 3,000 cases of drug overdose and more than 60,000 deaths in the world due to jaloping in the last three decades.
Nanda said the group hopes that with jalopays now available for sale in the Chinese market, there will be a greater awareness of the benefits of using the plant.
“People will now understand how jalopsys are a safe, effective, and natural treatment,” Nandan said.