sman bzang po drug

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The Six Excellent Substances, the Six Excellent Medicinals, the Six Excellent Medicinal Substances. Common synonym for sman bzang po drug. The six excellent medicinals (Tib. སྨན་བཟང་པོ་དྲུག, Wyl. sman bzang po drug) are: Nutmeg (Skt. jāti; Wyl. dz'a ti), Bamboo juice or tabasheer (Skt. vaṃśalocanā; Wyl. cu gang), Saffron (Skt. kuṅkuma; Wyl. gur gum / gur kum), Cloves (Skt. lavaṅga; Wyl. li shi), Cardamom or elettaria cardamomum (Skt. elā; Wyl. sug smel), Black cardamom (Skt. kākoli; Wyl. ka ko la). [Erick Tsiknopoulos]