In ancient Tibetan images, the medicine Buddha typically holds a blooming myrobalan plant in his left hand. Tibetan medicine believes there are three basic types of illness, the root causes of which are the emotions of passion, aggression, and ignorance. Myrobalan is the only herb in the Tibetan pharmacopeia that can aid in healing all three types of diseases. The Buddha of Healing has the power to see through the body and into the spiritual, physical, or psychological dis-ease. It is believed that when offerings are left and he is prayed to, he helps alleviate these symptoms for you.