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03/09/2022 - 16:37

The season of Bo Chinh ginseng flowers 

Sam Bo Chinh (Abelmoschus sagittifolius) starts to be sowed in February and its flowering time is from June to July. However, the time of August - September is its blooming season. Due to the continuous blooming of Bo Chinh ginseng Flowers, the work of flower harvest lasts for 2 months.

The farmers harvesting ginseng flowers from  the early morning

The farmers harvesting ginseng flowers from  the early morning

Bo Chinh ginseng, which is also known as Tho hao ginseng, Bao ginseng, etc., has been widely grown in A Luoi district (a mountainous district located 70km southwest of Hue City) recently. With the appropriate conditions of climate and soil, A Luoi is becoming the area to develop this valuable medicinal plant.

According to Vietnam Pharmacopoeia, Bo Chinh ginseng is to tonic (for anemic people), relieve cough and sputum. This is the treatment of the following illnesses including body breakdown, tuberculosis, eating and sleeping disorder, mental breakdown, being dazzled, being dizzy, cough, sore throat, and bronchitis. The root of Bo Chinh ginseng is used to make medicine, and Bo Chinh ginseng flowers are also the favorite product for beautification and body nutrition.

Bo Chinh ginseng starts to be sowed from February and its flowering time is from June to July. However, the time of August – September is its blooming season. Due to the continuous blooming of Bo Chinh ginseng Flowers, the work of flower harvest lasts for 2 months.

The farmers often harvest flowers from early morning to midday, and the flowers to be plucked are the big and beautifully blooming ones. Plucked flowers must ensure freshness, untouched petals before moving to the drying step. Bo Chinh ginseng flowers can make as a drink to nourish the body and detoxify. Especially, the tea made from this flowers will promote its medical properties and is more delicious to be combined with honey.

This season, if you come to A Luoi, let you visit some of the farms growing ginseng and “check-in” those brilliant ginseng gardens.

At the Bo Chinh ginseng flower hill in Hong Bac commune of Mrs. Le Thi Ha, the flower garden stretching over nearly 2 hectares attracts a great number of visitors coming to visit, experience, and buy flower products. You can contact Mrs. Ha in A Ngo commune in advance, the garden manager to make an arrangement for your team to visit and enjoy the Bo Chinh ginseng flower tea with honey.

Following are some pictures taken by Thua Thien Hue Online:

The ginseng garden creating jobs for many local workers

The ginseng garden creating jobs for many local workers

Ginseng flower separately blooming in the leaf axil; it is pink or reddish brown, with a little yellow tint

Ginseng flower separately blooming in the leaf axil; it is pink or reddish brown, with a little yellow tint

The ginseng garden management guiding how to pluck standard flowers

The ginseng garden management guiding how to pluck standard flowers

After collecting, the ginseng flowers are dried on the spot, then dried in the machine within 8 hours

After collecting, the ginseng flowers are dried on the spot, then dried in the machine within 8 hours

This model attracts various individuals and groups to learn about the farming method

This model attracts various individuals and groups to learn about the farming method

Mrs. Kăn Ku Đen is delightful to both make more income on her leisure days and be able to take ginseng flowers home to make drinks

Mrs. Kăn Ku Đen is delightful to both make more income on her leisure days and be able to take ginseng flowers home to make drinks

The ginseng fruits are also harvested at the same time to pick the seeds for the next season

The ginseng fruits are also harvested at the same time to pick the seeds for the next season

Harvest a Bo Chinh ginseng root to assess the crop quality

Harvest a Bo Chinh ginseng root to assess the crop quality

The young visitors experiencing to collect flowers with local people

The young visitors experiencing to collect flowers with local people

The tea from Bo Chinh ginseng flowers helps purge body heat and detoxify. This kind of tea can be served hot or iced

The tea from Bo Chinh ginseng flowers helps purge body heat and detoxify. This kind of tea can be served hot or iced

The visitors having commemorative photos with the garden owner

The visitors having commemorative photos with the garden owner

By Tue - Truc - Phuong

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