The Guiness Book of World Records has a new entry. The largest medicinal garden in the world has now been entered into the Guiness Book. Where else would the largest garden of herbal medicine be located? China, of course. China uses more herbal medicine to keep its 1.3 billion people healthy, than anywhere else in the world.
China is also home to the oldest recorded medical system in the world, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM has been practiced and perfected for over 3000 years. The new botanical herb medicinal garden is a perfect way to celebrate the medicine the Chinese have given the world. TCM is practiced in just about every country in the world and the herbs used in TCM have a long and rich history of providing the world with some of the most effective natural medicine known to man.
Ginseng is one of the 6000 herbs growing in the garden. One hundred of the medicinal plants are endangered varieties and over 30 of the herbs are new varieties.
The garden also has 100,000 medicinal plant images. Its objective is to cultivate, collect and save medicinal plants along with conducting research. The garden is also expected to be an advanced international medicinal plants conservation base and a center for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) culture and science.
The garden is in a rural area of China that grows many of the herbs in the garden. The new garden is certain to bring more interest to Guangxi Zhuang, an area known for growing a large variety of Chinese herbal medicine.