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Licorice turns desert green, fertile in Inner Mongolia

By Yuan Hui, Xu-Pan Yiru, Wang Keju | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-07-24 19:58

Licorice is a pioneering plant when it comes to sand stabilization, because it is capable of withstanding cold and drought. Photo taken in Kubuqi Desert, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region on July 23, 2018. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

Licorice grown in the Amugulong Licorice Industry Demonstration Park in Kubuqi Desert turns desert green and helps halt desertification. Moreover, it helps soil regain integrity to host other crops and its root is used as an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine.

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