Yunlin elementary school teaches students about cultivation and use of Chinese herbal medicines (2014/03/12)

Many schools distinguish themselves by taking on special characteristics of their neighboring community. Tuku Township, Yunlin County is known for producing Chinese medicine, and now a local elementary school is using part of its campus to grow medicinal herbs. 

These young students use their spare time to weed the fields and record the medicinal herbs they see. They are learning about the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine. 

“If you are like me and get pimples, you can use bugleweed to make a water based paste or a facial cream.”

Even mint can be applied as an herbal medicine.

“(Mint) has a cool feeling and can be used to keep bugs away or to relieve headaches caused by a cold.”

Honglun Elementary is near Tuku Township, which is one of the most important Chinese herb-producing regions in Taiwan. At one time, output from this area accounted for more than 60 percent of annual domestic production, though the aging population is leading to less land being cultivated. For this reason, Honglun Elementary is using its campus to plant these herbs and teach more children about local culture and industry. 

中藥草小學

近年來不少小學,紛紛結合社區推動"一校一特色",位於過去是國內中藥草主要產地的雲林土庫鎮宏崙國小,就利用校內土地,種植多種中藥草。

趁著課餘時間,小朋友忙著除草,幫各種中藥草做紀錄,還學習各種藥草的功效。

[[宏崙國小學生]]
“如果像我一樣臉上有長青春痘,可以將白尾蜈蚣,製成水性藥膏或面霜塗在臉上”

還有日常生活中常聽見的薄荷,也可用來當藥材。

[[宏崙國小學生]]
“它(薄荷)的味道涼涼的,它可以驅蟲,還可以治感冒頭痛”

雲林土庫鎮宏崙國小,鄰近崙內社區,過去是國內藥草主要產地,產量還一度占全國六成以上,不過近年來因為人口老化,種植面積逐漸縮小。宏崙國小在校園種植藥草,除了讓小朋友能夠更了解藥草性質,也結合當地的產業文化。

 

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