Pyongyang, September 25 (KCNA) — Botanists of Korea have obtained success in research into the ecology of big hazel trees.
They adapted the trees of foreign origin to the climatic and soil conditions of Korea.
The hazel grows up to 4-8 metres high and has 8-12 trunks. Its flower comes into bloom between February and march and fruit ripens between late September and early October.
The tree grows even in relatively sterile land and does not want much water.
It is of high economic value.
Hazelnut is used as food for longevity and as raw material of food processing industry. Its nutritive value is twice that of grain and 1.5 times that of pork.
It is efficacious in curing arteriosclerosis, nephritis, hypertension, inflammation by burn and other diseases.
Hazel leaves can be used as feed of domestic animals and material of dyestuffs.
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