Biru County Shopping
In Biru County, you can find many traditional and local handicrafts. The Chinese herbal medicine resources are very rich in Biru County such as Cordyceps and the bulb of fritillary. What's more, BiruCounty also famous for its Musk. Tourists can purchase some Specialties when they leave.
Cordyceps(冬虫夏草) is a genus of ascomycete fungi (sac fungi) that includes about 400 species. All Cordyceps species are endoparasitoids, parasitic mainly on insects and other arthropods (they are thus entomopathogenic fungi); a few are parasitic on other fungi. Cordyceps species are particularly abundant and diverse in humid temperate and tropical forests.
The bulb of fritillary(贝母) is divided into two categories: the Xi Fritillary and the Chuan Fritillary, The one which are grown in Mainling County belongs to Chuan Fritillary with an annual output of about 100 kilogram. If you've ever coughed up with a cold, just try to have some fritillary, and you will be ok soon. It’s also the most common ingredients of many Chinese herbal medicines in the market.
Musk(麝香) is a class of aromatic substances commonly used as base notes in perfumery. They include glandular secretions from animals such as the musk deer, numerous plants emitting similar fragrances, and artificial substances with similar odors. Musk was a name originally given to a substance with a penetrating odor obtained from a gland of the male musk deer. The substance has been used as a popular perfume fixative since ancient times and is one of the most expensive animal products in the world.