Men-Tsee-Khang Museum

Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Three floors of displays explain the sophisticated sciences of Tibetan astrology and medicine.

Illustrative thangkas supplement samples of the plants and minerals from which medicaments are made: cinnamon wards against flatulence; cumin and coriander help combat anorexia; gold helps rejuvenation and longevity. Other curiosities include a brass hammer for treating tumours, insanity and body-ache. There's good explanatory matter in English.