Kings of Morinda officinalis in Quang Nam


(QNO) - Bhriu Po, the current village elder of Lang commune is also known as a king of Morinda officinalis in Tây Giang district, Quang Nam province.

A garden of Morinda officinalis in Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province
A garden of Morinda officinalis in Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province

Bhriu Po is the first Co Tu to take a bachelor's degree. Leaving university, he helped ethnic people in his native village with wet rice cultivation.

Bhriu Po is also the pioneer in the cultivation of medicinal herbs to get rich. He is now well-known as a king of Morinda officinalis.

Morinda officinalis is a precious medicinal plant that is used in the treatment of depression, osteoporosis, fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, and infertility due to their anti-depressant, anti-osteoporosis, pro-fertility, anti-radiation, anti-alzheimer disease, anti-rheumatoid, anti-fatigue, anti-aging, cardiovascular protective, anti-oxidation, immune-regulatory, and anti-inflammatory activities. It was found to be popular in Tay Giang forests in 2006.

Having an awareness of its economic values, Bhriu Po started to grow Morinda officinalis and he owned a garden of 6000 M. officinalis trees by 2009.

At that time, the government of Tay Giang identified Morinda officinalis as a “poverty alleviation plant” and built a biotech center to develop the model of growing Morinda officinalis.

With an interest in medicinal herbs and an aspiration of raising the economic values of Morinda officinalis, Nguyen Van Hien from Da Nang city moved to Tay Giang and cooperated with Bhriu Po to do a more comprehensive study of Morinda officinalis.

Morinda officinalis. Photo:
Morinda officinalis. Photo:

After over 10 years living and working in Tay Giang, Hien becomes a new king of Morinda officinalis when owning a large garden of Morinda officinalis seedlings.

He provides about 120,000 young plants of this species for medicinal herb gardens in Quang Nam and Central Highland provinces every year.

Morinda officinalis young plants provided by Hien are more and more popular with people thanks to their shortened harvest time.

Besides providing seedlings, Hien also helps farmers with some methods and techniques of planting Morinda officinalis effectively.


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