On January 7th, 2016, Ba Che District’s Party Committee Secretary (Quang Ninh) Do Thi Lan said the Yellow Camellia Festival will officially be held in two days January 17th – 18th at the October 4th square in Ba Che town.
This is the first festival being organized to promote the potentials, the brand products, the traditional cultural characteristics of ethnic groups in the province … including yellow camellia – precious medicinal plants with high value of Ba Che. Yellow camellia is a plant that grows naturally in forests of Ba Che. However, until recently, the real value of yellow camellia is known.
About Yellow camellia
Yellow camellia, belonged to angiosperms, dicotyledonous, is a rare species in the world. The yellow camellia’s compound has the ability to curb the growth of the tumors up to 33.8%; reduce to 35% of the level of cholesterol in the blood (blood fat). In addition, this yellow camellia has the ability to relieve symptoms caused by atherosclerosis of blood fats, blood pressure control and treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, tumors … In recent years, people in Ba Che usually collect its buds and flowers to help improve health or marketed at high prices, about 15 million VND/ kg.
The plant for Yellow Camellia in future
Currently, Ba Che district has about 100 ha of yellow camellia, in which about 10 hectares are for harvesting. Ba Che finished zoning medicinal plant. By 2020, it will increase to 3,000 ha, including 500 hectares for planting yellow camellia. There are many enterprises coming here to explore and invest in growing and processing medicinal herbs in the area.