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15 July 2015

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[National Geographical Indication Products] Xuefeng Mountain Herba Houttuyniae

 

On May 7, the Hunan Administration of Quality Technology Supervision announced five newly approved national geographical indication products for Hunan Province. They are: Xuefeng Mountain herba houttuyniae; Huitong amorphophallus konjac; Xinhuang Dong red rice; Longshan lilium; and Deshan Daqu liquor. 

  

Herba houttuyniae is originated in Xuefeng Mountain area. Currently the area has 10 specialized cooperatives and 106 large growers, with a cultivated area of 5,000 mu (about 333 ha.). The annual production of lilium bulbs is 15,000 tons, with an output value of 120 million CNY.

Background Information (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Houttuynia cordata, also known as fish mint, fish leaf, rainbow plant, chameleon plant, heart leaf, fish wort, Chinese lizard tail, or bishop's weed, is a herbaceous perennial plant that is used in traditional Chinese medicine or as a fresh herbal garnish.

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn