Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nagpo Gujor Pouches

One of the most famous preventative formulas in Tibetan Medicine is a sachet or pill called Nagpo Gujor, "the preparation of the nine blacks".

During the SARS outbreak in China, pouches and pills containing this formula were distributed by the millions.

Sudarshana Mandala has just brought over a number of these attractive brocade pouches containing the formula in powder form prepared by the pharmaceutical department at the Tsoṅön Tibetan Medical Hospital in Xining, Qinghai Province, China.

Traditionally, during the flu/cold season one sniffs the pouch three times with each nostril in the early morning; one wears it for the rest of the day for protection against such infections.

This powder is not for internal use. It it is strictly a sachet. If it is made wet, it will be ruined. If it is treated well, it should retain its potency for at least three years. It should be kept out of the reach of children.

This item is being sold strictly as a decorative object. No warranty for its effectiveness is being implied or asserted.

The ingrediants are:
Terminalia Chebulam; Aconitum richardsonianum; Ox gall stone; Commiphora wightii; Musk; Acorus Calamus; Ferula assafoetida; Sulphur; Chinese Black Ink.

The cost of for one of these pouches is $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling:


amanitamusc said...

Do you sniff it through the pouch or open it?
Is it OK to wear on the outside since wearing
It against the skin can get it wet from sweating.

Malcolm said...

You leave the pouch closed. You can where it outside, also.