For thousands of years, herbs have been used around the world to heal, cook, and enhance overall well-being. Nepal being the treasure trove for medical herbs (Ayurvedic Jadibuti) and aromatic plants, is renowned across the world. For centuries, Nepal has exported it’s highly valued forest products to neighboring countries including India and China. It is estimated that Nepal has the potential of 2,000 MAPs and non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Among them eight hundred nineteen have been identified of which over one hundred sixty-five are commercially traded in market.
Nepalese herbs are found in the foothill of the Himalayan region in high altitude area making them unique and more distinct and usable compared to medical plants from other countries. Nepalese MAPs contain different medical properties and have a higher market value.