Langshan Immortal Herb: Dendrobium officinale
Dendrobium officinale, commonly known as “Chlorophytum” and “Resurrection Grass” in Xinning County, is a perennial epiphytic herb of the orchid family. It is a precious and endangered herb with unique medicinal value and high economic value. Because of its exact therapeutic and health preservation effect, the “Shen Nong’s Materia Medica” and “Compendium of Materia Medica” listed Dendrobium officinale as the top grade. The “Tao Zang” of the Tang Dynasty named it the first of the “Nine Great Immortal Herbs of China”, and the other eight species are Tianshan Snow Lotus, Ginseng weighed three-Liang, 120 years old Polygonum multiflorum, Poria cocos, Cistanche deserticola, Ganoderma lucidum, Sea Pearl, Cordyceps sinensis.
Modern pharmacological studies have confirmed that Dendrobium officinale has significant effects on improving human immunity, anti-aging, lowering levels of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia, rehabilitating diabetes and its complications, suppressing tumor, boosting recovery after radiotherapy and chemotherapy. At present, Dendrobium officinale is widely sought after in the health care product market because of its good health effects, and it is very expensive.
Xinning County Forestry Bureau also takes Dendrobium officinale industry as a key project of ecological forestry and people’s livelihood forestry to vigorously carry out regional demonstration and promotion, so as to provide an effective way for Xinning’s underforest economy development, protect the forest ecological environment and increase the income of forest farmers.