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Pummelo Peel, the gem of traditional Chinese medicine in Huazhou

2016-June-17       Source: Newsgd.com

Maoming, a coastal city in Guangdong, enjoys great reputation as the “production base of Pummelo Peel”. The trees, flowers and fruits of Pummelo Peel are beautiful as well.

There are a great number of Pummelo Peel trees in Pingding Town as hundreds of families plant them. [Photo: Xinhua/Wu Jiawei]

Guangdong is going to set up legal protections for Lingnan medicinal herbs. The first batch of traditional Chinese medicinal materials was announced on May 31, 2016. Eight herbs were selected, one of which is Exocarpium Citri Grandis.

Exocarpium Citri Grandis, also called Pummelo Peel, was once the local tribute to the imperial families in the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is famous as “the ginseng of South China”.

Pummelo Peel dries dampness and resolves phlegm, regulates the flow of vital energy and removes obstruction toit, helps digestion and invigorates stomach. Because of its unique actions, Pummelo Peel has been listed as one of the top ten medicinal herbs in Guangdong. In 1985, it was officially recorded in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia.

Pummelo Peel is produced chiefly in Huazhou county-level city, Maoming city, Guangdong province. Huazhou is also called the City of Pummelo Peel or the production base of Pummelo Peel, because it has been engaging in Pummelo Peel plantation for more than 1000 years. Pummelo Peel is the most famous local specialty and genuine medicinal material in Huazhou, so it is also named Huazhou Pummelo Peel.

Currently, there are about 5000 acres of Pummelo Peel trees in Huazhou. Each year, more than 600 tons of dried Pummelo Peel fruits and over 100 tons of Pummelo Peel flower tea can be generated, with an annual output value of over 21 million yuan.

Here let’s show you the new look of the City of Pummelo Peel by presenting a group of aerial photos of Pummelo Peel trees in Pingding Town, Huazhou, Maoming.

(by Iris, Monica)

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