The idea to realize a garden for medicinal plants of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) here in Switzerland arose many years ago. It was the desire to make these plants experienceable for all those who come into contact with the remedies of TCM:
Understanding and knowing medicines produced from these plants better (importers, pharmacists, therapists, doctors & A, patient-consumers)
Recognizing problems in maintaining wild stock, during cultivation
and with the quality of medicinal plants
that exist in China
o Understanding and analyzing these problems by cultivation in the garden in a first step
o In later steps finding innovative solutions by exchanging and cooperating with Chinese medicinal plants gardens and research centers
30. August 30, 2016
The TCM medicinal plants garden was ceremoniously opened on 30 August 2016 and presented itself in bright sunshine. Many interested in TCM have found their way to the ZHAW's "Grüentalgärten".
The TCM garden and the individual medicinal plants were carefully studied by interested visitors. The TCM experts have already exchanged lively discussions.
End of july 2016
The construction work is in full swing. The outlines of design can already be seen.
The contract between the SBO-TCM and the ZHAW has been signed. The project plan stands. The implementation begins.
The financing plan is created and the first partners were brought on board.
Inspired by a concrete inquiry by the Swiss Professional Organization for Traditional Chinese Medicine (SBO-TCM) to the phyton network (part of the FG phytopharmacy of the IBT), the idea emerged to build a medicinal plants garden for learning and research, which can be used by various training organizations and other interested parties for educational purposes.
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