Category Archives: Langshan Specialty

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.


The delicious Langshan navel orange food you never tasted

Langshan navel orange is not only a delicious fruit, its juice and peel are also widely used by local people to make food, such as navel orange egg custard, fried beef with navel orange peel, pork ribs with navel orange juice, etc. Let’s check how to make them.

1. Navel Orange Egg Custard

Firstly cut the top of navel orange


Secondly hollow out navel orange and store orange juice


Thirdly prepare the egg


Fourthly pour the egg into the middle of the navel orange and cover it



Cook it mildly


2. Fried Beef with Navel Orange Peel

Slice the beef and orange peel


Cook over high heat




3. Pork Ribs with Navel Orange Juice

Mix pork ribs with ginger and flour


Fry the mixed pork ribs


Pour navel orange juice over the fried pork ribs




Langshan navel orange: everything you need to know

The History of Langshan Navel Orange

As early as in 1943, Xinning county introduced navel orange from the United States successfully introduced navel oranges in the United States for trial planting, and began large-scale planting, becoming the origin of navel orange in China. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Xinning county increased the cultivation of agricultural and sideline products and expanded the cultivation of navel orange. In 1979, Xinning was designated as one of the four major navel orange export counties in China by the Ministry of agriculture and the Ministry of foreign trade. In 1990, Xinning Langshan navel orange won the China Orange Gold Award in the National Famous Fruit Selection. In 2009, it was rated as green food raw material base county by the Ministry of agriculture. In 2020, Langshan navel orange was named as Hunan Famous Brand Agricultural Products.


The Planting of Langshan Navel Orange

Langshan navel orange is mainly planted in nine towns in the south of Xinning county, of which Huanglong town is with most output. As the saying goes: “the soul of world’s Danxia landform is Langshan, the finest Langshan navel oranges come from Huanglong”. Huanglong town is the best place for navel orange to grow because of its unique conditions. Fuyi river runs through the entire Huanglong town. The river twists and turns in its territory, with nine bends and eight twists. The two sides of the river are mostly hills. Between the valleys and hills, the land is fertile, foggy, warm, sunny, making it the best place to plant navel oranges. Huanglong navel orange has long been a banner of Langshan navel orange.


It is another year when the navel oranges are ripe, the golden navel oranges are all over the branches, the smiles of the farmers are written on their faces, and the happiness is as red as the navel oranges. With work of the “three years of poverty alleviation”, the poverty alleviation cadres have taken multiple measures to help and support the entire Huanglong town, taking agricultural development as the foundation, taking navel orange as the basic point, taking the industry to drive the subsidiary industry, to ensures the quality of Langshan navel orange and improves its quality continually. The quality of Langshan navel oranges has won unanimous praise in the national navel orange industry. It not only makes the whole town’s navel orange industry rise abruptly, but also makes a qualitative breakthrough in the living standards of the people in the town.

The Features of Langshan Navel Orange

Langshan navel orange, orange-red in color and delicate in surface, with strong sweet flavor,tender juice and rich aroma, is excellent fresh food with high quality. With long shelf life and resistant to storage and transportation, its flavor will not be diminished until April of the next year if stored at room temperature. It is rich in nutrition and has health care function so it can soften blood vessels, enhance heart and brain functions, and prevent cancer, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Langshan navel orange’s edible rate is 73%, its juice content rate is 48.75~52.71%, its soluble solids rate is 12~ 14.0%, each 100ml of its fruit juice contains 650mg of vitamin C and its ratio of solid to acid is 29:0.9.


Langshan navel orange is national grade A green food. During the 2020 epidemic, the people of Huanglong organized spontaneously, and fruit farmers actively donated and sent the health-care Langshan navel orange to Wuhan to support the fight against the epidemic, winning the praise from doctors in Whuhan medical front line and the people across the country.

Welcome to Langshan to Taste Navel Orange

The navel orange is ripe again, at this harvest season, whenever you go to the countryside, you will surely meet the fruit farmers always smile happily. I believe their smile comes from the heart. The golden fruits are all over the navel orange trees, the poverty alleviation policies benefit everyone, everyone’s face is full of yearning for a better life. What can be happier than this?


Welcome to Langshan. Blood orange, selenium rich orange, Newhall orange, 1904 orange…everything that you expect can be found here. You can miss the spring, summer and autumn of Langshan, please never miss the navel orange of Langshan.

If you don’t believe it, you can come to Huanglong to taste Langshan navel orange.

Langshan specialty: wine made by herbs and sika deer


Langshan is rich in natural resources, its climate is nice for Dendrobium candidum to grow and to raise sika deer. Local villagers like making wine with sika deer and several herbal medicines to keep in good health. Luhu wine is one of those health wines.


Luhu Wine Formula

Main ingredients: penis, antler, tendon, tail and bone of sika deer, Dendrobium candidum.

Accessories: ginseng, Gastrodia elata, Panax notoginseng, Cistanche, safflower, rehmannia, medlar, etc.

Base liquor: high pure grain solid-state fermentation liquor.


There is no need to say much about ginseng, Gastrodia elata, Panax notoginseng and other traditional Chinese herbal medicines. The main ingredient is Dendrobium candidum which is a local specialty of Langshan and listed as “the first of the nine immortals in China”. According to Li Shizhen’s Compendium of Materia Medica, Dendrobium officinale is known as “Nourishing Yin saint” and known as “saving-life herb”!



If you visit Langshan, it is a good choice to buy Luhu wine to keep you and your family healthy.