Mountains in Tibet

The purpose of the Arura Tibetan Medicine website is to share Tibetan medical knowledge with people who have an interest in Tibetan medicine and Tibetan culture. There are many websites on Tibetan Buddhism but there are very few websites on Tibetan medicine, therefore one of the aims of this website is to provide information for those people who are taking Tibetan medicine or who may wish to do so in the future. You will also find on this website the Arura Tibet Natural Healing Range – an exclusive selection of quality skin creams, oils and balms produced in the UK and which are available for you to buy here. Please enjoy the website!

Six Supreme Ingredients

The six supreme ingredients are called in Tibetan medicine bZang-po dRug. They specifically treat the five vital organs, blood vessels and the nervous system and they are the most important ingredients used in Tibetan medicine.


The first of the six supreme ingredients is Chu- Khang and the latin name is Bambusa arundinaceae. Chu-khang is used to treat lung diseases and to reduce inflammation in wounds.


The second supreme ingredient is called Gur–cum in Tibetan and the latin name is Carthamus tinctorius. It treats liver diseases and bleeding.


The third supreme ingredient is called Li-shi in Tibetan and the latin name is Eugenia aromatica. It treats the nervous system, appetite, stomach and liver disease, it aids digestion and circulation.


The fourth supreme ingredients is Za-ti in Tibetan and the latin name is Myristica fragrans. It treats loong and heart disease.


The fifth supreme ingredient is Sug-mel in Tibetan and the Latin name is Elettaria cardamomum. It treats the kidneys and cold diseases.


The sixth supreme ingredient is ka-ko-la in Tibetan and the Latin name is Amomum sabulatum. It treats spleen and stomach diseases.

Medicine Buddha Prayer Medicine Buddha

Homage to Buddha Vaiduryaprabha.

Transcendent one compassionately acting on
Behalf of living beings,
The mere hearing of whose name offers sanctuary
From the sufferings of inferior existences,
Spiritual master of medicine, dispelling diseases
Caused by the three poisons –
Attachment, aversion and delusion.

Dr Tamdin Bradley

Dr Tamdin Sither Bradley

Dr Tamdin graduated from the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute in Dharamsala, India, and has studied under the personal physicians of the Dalai Lama, the late Dr Tenzin Choedrak and the late Dr Kunga Gyurmey Nyerongshar. She has also studied under Dr Pasang Y. Arya.

She is the first Tibetan doctor resident in the UK.

She lives in London and practises at the Kailash Centre and at her own clinic. She also regularly practices in Brussels, Stockholm and Corsham, Wiltshire.

Her book 'Principles of Tibetan Medicine' includes: theory and practice of Tibetan medicine, historical background, diagnosis, treatments and therapies and tips for healthy diet and lifestyle.

As people increasingly seek for alternatives to modern medicine, interest is growing in the ancient system of Tibetan medicine, which has been practised over 2,500 years. Known as 'gSo-ba-Rig-pa' (the science of healing), it is based on Buddhist philosophical principles, astrology and the close relationship between body and spirit.