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ban lan gen pictures

 by Joe Hing Kwok Chu

Click here to go back to ban lan gen page. 按此回到板蓝根頁。.

The roots are called ban lan gen 板藍根.

The leaves are called da qing ye 大青葉

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Most of the herb sold in herb stores look like this.

It seems that the herb in the picture look closer to the stems of the plants than the roots which are the portions of the plants called "ban lan gen" meaning the roots of ban lan.

The roots are thin and light in color while the stems look brown and thick. (See pictures at the bottom of page.)


取材自南 方都市報

On the left side is the root. On the right is from the stem of the plant which is a cheap substitute and is deemed not suitable to be used as herb.

The cheap substitutes are on the right.

Source of picture: Nan Fang Urban Newspaper.

 Click here to go back to ban lan gen page.

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