Time of medicinal plants

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(QNO) - Many mountainous localities in Quang Nam province are taking full advantage of abundant forest land to grow medicinal plants. It is a solution to sustainable poverty reduction.

According to Mr. Ho Van Nhieu, a resident of Ca Dong community (Tra Leng commune, Nam Tra Mi district), his family can get a stable income by planting cinnamon along with amomum in forest. In 2016, there were more than 300,000 cinnamon trees planted in Tra Leng, covering an area of 722.5ha. So, Tra Leng becomes a capital of Tra Mi cinnamon, not only by its largest area but also by productivity and economic value.

 Mr. Ho Van Nhieu at his amomum garden in forest
Mr. Ho Van Nhieu at his amomum garden in forest

To develop medicinal plants, especially Ngoc Linh ginseng in forest, Nam Tra Mi district has planned this ginseng planting area methodically. At present, there are 6 businesses investing into 70ha of Ngoc Linh ginseng. In 2017, the district focuses on seeding 200,000 various medicinal trees including 500-600 cinnamon ones. As planned, more than 4,000 local residents will be transferred forest land until 2018 by Nam Tra Mi authority. Chairman of Nam Tra Mi district People’s Committee Ho Quang Buoi said nobody can protect, take care of and develop forest as well as the local people. Thereby the area of precious medicinal trees will be widened.

Recently, medicinal plants in forest have been developed in Hiep Duc district. The 200ha project of developing and processing  safe medicines involving ba kich ginseng (scientific name of morinda officnalis), solanum procumbens, polyscias fruticosa in Song Tra district is being invested. Chaiman of Hiep Duc district Nguyen Nhu Cuong confirmed, this locality is enhancing to develop organic agriculture, and clean green industry along with a large area of medicinal plants that can provide enough materials for factories to produce medicinal tea, refreshment drink, functional food, glue…