Industrial Development of Medicinal Plants in China

중국에 있어서 약용식물의 산업적 발달

  • Gao, Wen-Yuan (Institute of Medicinal Plant, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College) ;
  • Paek, Kee-Yoeup (Research Center for the Development of Advanced Horticultural Technology, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Peng, Yong (Institute of Medicinal Plant, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College) ;
  • Xiao, Pei-Gen (Research Center for the Development of Advanced Horticultural Technology, Chungbuk National University)
  • 고문원 (중국 약용식물연구소) ;
  • 백기엽 (충북대학교 첨단원예기술개발연구센터) ;
  • 팽용 (중국 약용식물연구소) ;
  • 초배근 (충북대학교 첨단원예기술개발연구센터)
  • Published : 1999.12.31

Abstract

In China, medicinal plants play almost the same important role in the general health service as the western medicine. In this paper, we present a brief review about the industrial development of medicinal plants in China. A nation-wide survey shows that there are 11, 118 species of medicinal plants in China. The total annual output value of natural products is about $6, 000. The output value of preparations is 3 billion US dollars. Over 100 new drugs have been developed from the medicinal plants. As the trend worldwide today that human-being favors the way of life back to nature, medicinal plants will play a very important role, and their industrial exploitation will certainly be keeping a key position for human health.