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Resources of Koryo Medicines Increase

Pyongyang, May 17 (KCNA) — Great efforts have been made to create resources for Koryo medicines in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with a long history of traditional medicine.

The government has set April and May in spring and September and October in autumn as periods for cultivating medicinal herbs every year. The work is conducted through a nationwide campaign.

In spring this year tens of thousands of hectares have been created to cultivate more than 60 kinds of medicinal herbs and trees suitable to the constitutional features of the Korean people.

Several species of trees including lime tree and Aronia melanocarpa were planted in North and South Hwanghae and South Phyongan Provinces and Korean rhubarb in Ryanggang Province.

People of North Hamgyong Province planted medicinal trees in over 50 hectares of fields for ten days and those in surburb districts of Pyongyang medicinal herbs in all idle areas.

This year insam (ginseng) plots have been expanded and latest scientific and technological successes introduced in its cultivation in Kaesong area famous for insam good for health of people.

Meanwhile, vine herbs including lycium chinese have been planted along fences of residential quarters and industrial establishments across the country and dogberry and peony trees along village and factory roads.
Medicinal herb plots and medicinal tree forest have appeared at schools at all levels, too.

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