Taihang Mountains in north China.

KUALA LUMPUR: Taihang Mountains in north China sees workers planting traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) in the Bian Que TCM Valley, the largest TCM planting base at Neiqiu County in Xingtai City, Hebei Province.

According to a statement, the valley is home to 28 varieties of TCM, covering more than 6,000 mu in planting area, with a Chinese herbal medicine seed processing workshop under construction as well.

Upon completion, more than 100 tonnes of Chinese herbal medicine seeds can be produced and processed annually to meet the demand for genuine Chinese herbal medicine planting in the surrounding areas of the Mountains.

Neiqiu County, located in the central part of Taihang Mountains, has profound TCM culture and abundant wild herbal medicine resources within its territory. It is recognised as the birthplace of Bian Que, a well-known TCM physician.

It has also been rated as a national TCM culture branding and education base. The Bian Que Temple in Neiqiu, which has the longest history and largest scale of its kind in China, is listed as a national key cultural relic site under protection.

Neiqiu County, also known as the hometown of Xingtai wild jujube seeds in China, is the largest distribution centre for the production, processing and sale of wild jujube seeds in the country, accounting for more than 70 per cent of the national market share. – Bernama