(QNO) - Since Ngoc Linh ginseng was recognized as a national product, ginseng area has been expanded to thousands of hectares under the canopy of primeval forest; millions of seedlings have been planted to preserve rare genetic resources; and thousands of kilos of raw ginseng have been introduced to the public to promote the brand name of Ngoc Linh ginseng.
|Products from Ngoc Linh ginseng|
Ngoc Linh ginseng is growing up in an area of over 1,300ha at 1,100-2,400m above sea level in Nam Tra My district, Quang Nam province. Nearly a ton of ginseng roots and leaves is annually bought. Economic and medicinal values of Ngoc Linh ginseng are confirmed better and better. It results in raising the awareness of ginseng conservation and development performed by the ways of planting and harvesting ginseng. Also, the area of Ngoc Linh ginseng is more and more expanded; especially, some large enterprises have invested in planting and processing Ngoc Linh ginseng.
|Taking care of Ngoc Linh ginseng|
The area of Ngoc Linh ginseng is planned to spread over 15,000ha by 2025. At that time, there will be over 10 tons of ginseng roots and leaves harvested and sold each year, equivalent to about USD35 million collected. According to Vietnamese Minister of Science, Technology and Environment Chu Ngoc Anh, the cultivation and development of Ngoc Linh ginseng under the old-growth forest canopy can help increase the locals’ income, protect forests and environment. It contributes to sustainable economic development, to the conservation and effective exploitation of rare genetic resources of Ngoc Linh ginseng.
To prevent customers from fake products of Ngoc Linh ginseng, Ngoc Linh ginseng fair is monthly held in Nam Tra My district. Customers at the fair can check the origin of ginseng or ginseng products via e-chips or testing machines.
Science shows that chemical diversity of saponins from Ngoc Linh ginseng is useful for anti-cancer, liver protection, improvement of neurasthenia, toxin resistance, anti-ageism... Therefore, the products made from Ngoc Linh ginseng are rather diversified, including capsules, functional foods, ginseng soaked in honey, tea, candies... The construction of a pharmaceutical processing plant is promoted in Quang Nam so that there will be more and more products from Ngoc Linh ginseng, meeting the needs of good medicines, functional foods and cosmetics in the market