calendar>>November 6. 2009 Juche 98
Production of Medicinal Herbs on Increase in DPRK
Pyongyang, November 6 (KCNA) -- The DPRK set spring and autumn as months for cultivating medicinal herbs to increase their production.

In this fall the gathering of medicinal herbs and its procurement are making brisk headway as an all-people work.

Provincial, city and county people's committees and relevant units properly chose varieties of medicinal herbs and are providing necessary labor force in time.

Units specializing in the cultivation of medicinal herbs and sub-workteams for medicinal herbs at co-op farms organize the specific work to gather a lot of medicinal herbs such as Rehmannia glutinosa, Paeonia suffruticosa and Artemisia maritima.

Pukchang County in South Phyongan Province and Pakchon County in North Phyongan Province, in particular, produced unusually large quantities of medicinal herbs this year.

The Rangnang District Medicinal Herbs Office in Pyongyang fulfilled its production plan for this year ahead of the schedule.

Factories, enterprises and people's neighborhood units in different parts of the country gathered many medicinal herbs in fields once left uncultivated.

Roots of broad bellflower, fruits of gingko, Chinese matrimony vine and others are gathered from medicinal plants and trees cultivated in parks, pleasure grounds, yards of houses and around the fences of houses.

Meanwhile, the gathered medicinal herbs and the fruits of medicinal trees are sent to the Koryo medicine production centers in time.

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