Chinese day-lily bulbs: Cash plant for Qidong county, Hunan province, China.
Chinese day-lily bulbs (Pinyin: Jin zhen cai金针菜/huang hua cai黄花菜) are widely planted in Qidong county, Hengyang city, Hunan province, China. Its total output and sales volume occupies over 70% across China. More than 40,000 local population shake off poverty by planting the cash flower. The cash flower is both for medical and edible use.
Fresh day-lily bulbs is not edible unless we get rid of its colchicine that will lead to physical discomfort. Processed dried day-lily bulbs are good for health.
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