Ganden Khenpa is a type of Tibetan sage and it is named after the first monastery founded by the great Lama Tsongkhapa. Legend has it that at that time Ganden was plagued with an infectious diseases that doctors could not find a cure for. Finally, Lama Tsongkhapa scattered around the monastery hair that he shaved from his head. Where his hair fell, this herb miraculously grew and he advised the local people to burn it which then cleared the disease from the area. Since then, it has been highly valued as an obstacle-clearing herb. Tibetans burn this when they have a head cold or any flu-like symptoms.