Fugong County Shopping
Fugong county is a multi-cultural city with many ethnic minority groups, including the Lisu,Nu, Bai and Naxi etc. They live together harmoniously and retain their cultural legacy and life practices. There are much things visitors can buy in Fugong county, such as the Rhizoma Coptidis(云黄连), Dulong Carpet(独龙毯), Dongzong(董棕), Musk Deer and Musk (麝香鹿和麝香), Fugong Black Jizong Mushroom(福贡黑鸡枞)Yunnan Schizothorax(云南裂腹鱼), Fugong Gudang Fish(福贡古当梨) and so on. I will show you some of them in the following items.
Rhizoma Coptidis is the dried rhizome of Coptis chinensis Franch. , Coptis deltoidea C. Y. Cheng et Hsiao or Coptis teeta Wall. (Fam. Ranunculaceae), commonly known as Wei-lian Yalian" or "Yun-lian", respectively. The drug is collected in autumn, removed from rootlet and soil, and dried.
Actions & Indications:
For relief of heat toxicity, indigestion, diabetes, inflammation of intestine, diarrhea caused by bacterial infection, high fever, restlessness and insomnia, spitting blood, nose bleeding due to heat in blood, red eyes and excess stomach acid, tooth ache, boils.External uses: inflammation of the cornea, middle ear infection, ulceration of tongue and mouth, external ear infection and eczema.Jiu huang lian: for heat in the upper part of the body like red eyes, sores in the mouth.Jiang huang lian: for clearing the stomach, stop vomiting; for coldness and heat intertwined in the abdomen area.Yu huang lian: for relieving the liver, stop vomiting; for liver and stomach not in harmony, vomiting and excess stomach acid.
Dulong carpet is a handcraft made by Dulong women. The raw materials are wild hemp and home-planted hemp. People twist the hemp into strings and dye them with different colors liquid, which are made of various plants. Dulong carpet is durable and rain-proof, which can also be used as mat or quilt. To make an elegant Dulong carpet needs more than ten processes including peeling hemp, spinning, design, making woofs and leading abb etc., and they need various tools to finish these processes. Nowadays, it is a kind of traditional costume for Dulong people to wear a piece of elegant Dulong carpet. The handcraft carpet may be very expensive.
Caryota urens species is a solitary-trunked tree that measure up to 12 m (39 ft) in height and up to 30 cm (12 in) wide. Widely-spaced leaf-scar rings cover its gray trunk which culminate in a 6 m (20 ft) wide, 6 m tall leaf crown. The bipinnate leaves are triangular in shape, bright to deep green, 3.5 m (11 ft) long, and held on 60 cm (24 in) long petioles. The obdeltoid pinnae are 30 cm long with a pointed edge and a jagged edge.
The 3 m (9.8 ft) long inflorescences emerge at each leaf node, from top to bottom, producing pendent clusters of white, unisexual flowers. The fruit matures to a round, 1 cm (0.39 in) drupe, red in color with one seed. Like all Caryotas, the fruit contains oxalic acid, a skin and membrane irritant. As these plants are monocarpic, the completion of the flower and fruiting process results in the death of the tree. Elephants love this plant - both leaf & the pulp. Toddy is extracted from the inflorescence, and is considered some what powerful compared to toddy extracted from few other palm trees. Pulp of the fully grown up plant is cut, sun dried, powdered and is edible. This powder is considered cool and nutritius in Coastal districts of Karnataka.
Musk Deer and Musk (麝香鹿和麝香)
Musk deer is a kind of rare wild animal in Nujiang Lisu Nationality Autonomous State. The musk has fore limbs, long hindquarters, small hoof and big ears. Both male and female musk have no horn. On color of the musk is brown, the color on the back is darker. Some has dust color with some dust yellow stripes and spots. The secretion of the male musk's musk gland can be dried up to make into a kind of rare precious medicinal materials, Musk, which is also a kind of precious spice. The output of musk in Yunnan Province is number four in China, and Nujiang’s output is the most in Yunnan Province.