【Thailand】 The Magical Herb

Gentawan Herb (ゲンタワン)
Gentawan Herb (ゲンタワン)
10 days after planting the herbs
10 days after planting the herbs

Two CFP schools started cultivating a herb called Gentawan (ゲンタワン). It is not only medicinal, but also is a healthy plant used for cooking and dessert. For example, we can put it in curry or dessert instead of potato. The head of the herb contains large amounts of Innulin. Innulin consists of fructose molecules, and so, when we cool the herb, more sweetness comes out.

Children washing the harvested herbs
Children washing the harvested herbs

The students participating in cultivation learn and practice its cultivating and harvesting method. They divide the herb into two portions: school use and home use. Moreover, as it is also possible to make alcohol, the villagers are interested in using it as an energy producing plant.

The students participating in cultivation learn and practice its cultivating and harvesting method. They divide the herb into two portions: school use and home use. Moreover, as it is also possible to make alcohol, the villagers are interested in using it as an energy producing plant.

 

After 110 days, chlidren begin to dig soil to harvest
After 110 days, chlidren begin to dig soil to harvest

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