Ngoc Linh Ginseng festival held for first time

People’s Committee in the central province of Quang Nam and related agencies yesterday organized the 1st Ngoc Linh Ginseng festival in the mountainous district Nam Tra My. 

Ngoc Linh ginseng (Photo: SGGP)

Ngoc Linh ginseng (Photo: SGGP)

The festival was held from June 9 to 13, 2017 expecting to be a good opportunity to advertise Ngoc Linh ginseng and other herbal medicines; introducing the local traditional culture, the beauty of the landscapes and promoting local tourism potential.

The festival includes an exhibition of Ngoc Linh ginseng and local agroforestry products, huge ginseng symbol parade, reappearance of the sacrifice to the Gods of Mountain and Ginseng, new ginseng crop festival, Gong festival, local traditional festivals and some other art and cultural activities.  

Root of Ngoc Linh Ginseng contains 52 saporins. It is recognized as one of the five most valuable and rare ginseng species in the world because it possesses such a diversity of medicinal properties.
Accordingly, the Prime Minister June 5 signed a decision to recognize the ginseng as the national product.

Ginseng was first found on Ngoc Linh Mountain on the border between the Central Highlands Kon Tum Province and Quang Nam in the late 1960s. Since then, the two provinces have cooperated to preserve and grow the precious tree. Quang Nam province has 15,000 hectares of land for growing the ginseng.

By NGUYEN KHOI - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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