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Tiantai Lindera Aggregata
Source:Taizhou Information Center 2011-06-08 03:16

Tiantai Mountain in Zhejiang Province is the famous place for herbs such as Tiantai Lindera Aggregata, ginseng, atractylodes, Chinese herbaceous peony, and poria. With overlapping ridges, thick forests, and the mild climate, the region has four distinct seasons.


According to both Shu Xincheng's (1936) Cihai ("Sea of Words" -- a comprehensive dictionary of characters and expressions, providing near-encyclopedic coverage in fields like science, philosophy, and history) and China Medical Dictionary, the Tiantai Lindera Aggregata from Tiantai Mountain is of high quality.


It’s said in the Han Dynasty, Liu Chen and Ruan Zhao from Yan County went through lots of hardships to find Lindera Aggregata curing the people in Tianshan Mountain. Later they got married with the Goddess and brought the medicine back. This is also the origin of the medicine.


As early as in the Qin dynasty, the medicine was introduced to Japan to plant beside the tomb of Xu Fu, who was said to have brought the first people to Japan from China. On his fourth trip to Japan, Buddhist monk Jian Zhen cured the Queen Mother with Tiantai Lindera Aggregata, and he was named Shen Nong in Japan. Also the medicine was valued as the elixir of life.

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