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Cultivation Advances in Herbal Medicine

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In this video, Professor explores the impact of cultivation advances on herbal medicine, highlighting the transition of plants like ginseng from primarily wild-crafted to cultivated.

The concept of “daodi” medicinal material is discussed, emphasizing the importance of a specific origin and processing method for medicinal superiority. Using Dihuang (Rehmannia glutinosa) as an example, the video explores the historical use of a selected cultivar and the shift in propagation methods over centuries. The discussion extends to the cultivation of orchids, demonstrating modern techniques like cell culture that expand the range of cultivable herbs and address issues of scarcity and substitution.

Would you be able to describe the modern cultivation techniques mentioned in this video in your own words, such as cell culture, and their role in expanding the range of cultivable herbs?

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