(QNO) - The Quang Nam People’s Committee has just promulgated an encouragement mechanism for conserving and developing some of medicinal plants in the province over the period 2016-2020.
|Ngoc Linh ginseng in Tay Giang- a mountainous district in Quang Nam province|
The precious genes conservation
According to a survey of Vietnam’s Institute of Medicinal Materials, Quang Nam province has 36 among 832 medicinal plants listed in Vietnam Red Data Book such as ba kich ginseng (scientific name of Morinda Officnalis How), seven-leaves-one-flower tree (scientific name of Paris Polyphylla Smith), Codonopsis Celebiaca, Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall… Especially, Ngoc Linh ginseng is very rare and precious.
|Scientific and technological application in growing medicinal plants|
The Government of Vietnam decided to set up national restricted zones for ginseng in Quang Nam and Kontum provinces. In addition, Ngoc Linh ginseng is listed as one of the precious medicinal plant to be banned from exploiting and trading. Director of Quang Nam’s Department of Science and Technology Pham Viet Tich said the medicinal plants in the province are being replicated and conserved. Until now, some businesses have invested into medicinal herbs.
Quang Nam- a large area of medicinal plants
A policy on preserving and developing medicinal plants has recently been promulgated by Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee. It aims to protect and turn them into high competitive goods in the provincial socio-economic development, contributing to poverty reduction in mountainous regions. Accordingly, the province encourages businesses to invest into medicinal plants farming, look for the way to sell products, invest science and technology to build up production chains, train human resources, expand the growing areas, set up a sustainable material region.