Update news Ngoc Linh ginseng
VietNamNet Bridge – A replica of a forest where Ngoc Linh ginseng grows will be set up at an exhibition showcasing the heritage of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.
Tu Mo Rong district in Kon Tum province is famous for ginseng, or hong dang sam, and Codonopsis pilosula, a medicinal herb called "the ginseng of the poor", as it is cheap and effective in disease treatment.
Iranian saffron, Vietnamese Ngoc Linh ginseng and Tibetan cordyceps are among the most popular items favored by wealthy Vietnamese for lunar new year presents.
VietNamNet Bridge - Among Vietnam’s rare and precious herbs, Ngoc Linh ginseng and agarwood are in the top positions in terms of preciousness and selling prices.
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is one of 15 countries on the world’s medicinal herb map. However, the priceless treasure has not been exploited in an effective and sustainable way.
In traditional markets in Nam Tra My District, prized and valuable Ngoc Linh ginseng abounds. What eager customers don’t know is that the herb they buy might not be the real thing.
VietNamNet Bridge - Few Vietnamese know about the man who discovered a precious medicinal herb – giao co lam (Gynostemma pentaphyllum): Pham Thanh Ky, rector of the Hanoi Pharmacy University.
VietNamNet Bridge - The centuries-old cinnamon gardens on Ngoc Linh Mount are a treasure which has been preserved for generations. Cadong people consider the ancient cinnamon trees as gifts from God.
VietNamNet Bridge - Bui Do Minh Quan and Do Phuong Mai from the Tran Phu High School for the Gifted have synthesized a new derivative that has the potential to treat cancer.
The scientists from the HCM Biotechnology Center have succeeded in using Agrobacterium rhizogenes bacteria to create hairy roots of Ngoc Linh ginseng (Panax vietnamensis Ha et Grushv) which contains active saponin.
VietNamNet Bridge - Ho Van Du, the owner of Ngoc Linh ginseng garden, and former deputy head of an herb center, is called the “ginseng King”. He governs a sky-high area.
VietNamNet Bridge – Ngoc Linh ginseng (Panax vietnamensis), a kind of precious herb, is in the danger of getting depleted. Scientists say it is very difficult to find real purebred Ngoc Linh ginseng nowadays.