Medicinal Plants of Laos

Photo featured above: Cryptolepis dubia (Burm.f.) M.R. Almeida (Apocynaceae) Photo by ©D. D. Soejarto

This website is to provide information about medicinal plants of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos), based on collaborative research between scientists at the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM), Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao PDR, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH), Chicago, USA.

All of the plants featured in this website are supported by voucher herbarium specimens both in Vientiane and Chicago to help confirm their identities. This site is being continually updated. There are thousands of medicinal plants in Laos, and we will try to post information about as many as possible.