Promoting the value of Ngoc Linh ginseng


(QNO) - Nam Tra My district is located at the foot of 2,598m-high Ngoc Linh peak in Quang Nam province to the southwest. This land is famous for various precious products such as cinnamon, Ngoc Linh ginseng – Vietnamese ginseng, and other medicinal plants.

Ngoc Linh ginseng with high economic values
Ngoc Linh ginseng with high economic values

According to Chairman of Nam Tra My district’s People’s Committee Ho Quang Buu, local people take full of advantages of fertile soil and favourable climate here to develop raising and medicinal plants cultivation, especially Ngoc Linh ginseng. It contributes not only to the local income improvement but also to primeval forest protection.

At present, Tu Mo Rong (Kon Tum district) and Nam Tra My district are the only two localties in Vietnam which are home to Ngoc Linh ginseng. Quang Nam province has zoned over 15,000 ha off for this ginseng which was named in the list of national products by the Vietnamese Government last year. In addition, the national product development project for Vietnamese ginseng (Ngoc Linh ginseng) under the National Product Development Program until 2020 has been approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

At the 2nd Ngoc Linh ginseng festival in Nam Tra Mi district
At the 2nd Ngoc Linh ginseng festival in Nam Tra My district

This project contributes to develop the raw material area and products made from Vietnamese ginseng with the scale of 50 tons each year, up to 500 tons by 2030. According to Chairman Buu, all parts of Ngoc Linh ginseng tree can be used, they can be processed into functional foods and beauty products ....

The 2nd Ngoc Linh ginseng festival 2018 has just been organized by the People’s Committees of Nam Tra My district and Quang Nam province. The festival aims to introduce the precious and rare Ngoc Linh- Vietnamese medicinal plant to domestic and international friends.