Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

China offloaded 32.5 billion U.S. dollars worth of U.S. Treasury bonds

Reported by the People's Daily Online on July 19, 2010: China offloaded 32.5 billion U.S. dollars worth of U.S. Treasury bonds (T-bonds) holdings in May but remains the largest holder of U.S. debt, the U.S. Treasury Department reported last Friday. For full article see People's Daily Online

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

East Earth Trade Winds herb quality

In response to an inquiry about East Earth Trade Winds' herb quality:
East Earth Trade Winds has been in business since 1985 and have used the same suppliers all these years. While the quality of the herbs may vary over time, e.g., we used to get wild ganoderma, now we get cultivated ganoderma, we have never had a problem with misidentified herbs. Michel Czehatowski, the owner, is trained in herbal medicine and as part of his training he had to learn to identify 400 different Chinese herbs (herb identification was part of the California Licensing Exam in 1984 when he took and passed the California State Acupuncture licensing exam).
Shipments of herbs come into our store every week and the majority of herbs that we inventory rarely stay on our shelves for longer than a few weeks. We have a constant turnover. When herbs come in our store they are labeled with Chinese characters and botanical name. Herbs that we get are not sprayed as we occasionally will find bugs on them. We discard any herbs with bugs.
We buy herbs in one pound quantities and will repackage them in four or eight ounce bags. During the repackaging we always have to keep track of the correct herb.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chinese Proverb

Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment chop wood and carry water.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Eczema Herbs

In formulas for eczema, you should always use:
Jing Jie
Fang Feng
Niu Bang Zi
Chan Tui
Ku Shen
Yi Yi Ren
Zhi Mu
Sheng Di Huang
Shi Gao
Mu Dan Pi
Gan Cao

It there is a lot of dryness add:
Tian Dong - 5 gms
Mai Dong - 5 gms

For Blood def add Women's Precious Pills

Herbs can be found at www.eastearthtrade.com

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Herbal slimming aid contains banned

Herbal slimming aid contains banned, Rx drugs: US regulator

WASHINGTON — The US drug safety watchdog on Thursday warned that a Chinese herbal slimming supplement sold in shops and online contains active drugs not listed on its label, including a stimulant known to cause heart damage.

The weight loss supplement sold under the name Que She and marketed as "an all-natural blend of Chinese herbs" contains not only fenfluramine, a stimulant withdrawn from the US market in 1997 after studies showed it caused serious heart valve damage, but also three other potentially harmful drugs.

The other drugs found in Que She were the beta-blocker propranolol, which can harm people with asthma and certain heart conditions; prescription weight loss drug sibutramine, which has been linked with increased risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with a history of heart disease; and the stimulant ephedrine.

The drugs in Que She could be dangerous on their own in certain groups of patients, and could "interact with other medications and result in a serious adverse event," the FDA warned, urging anyone who has taken the weight loss supplement to consult a health care professional.

The Diet Spotlight website described Que She as a compound of 11 Chinese herbs that "purportedly helps a person lose weight by suppressing appetite and increasing metabolism."

Several websites that sold the slimming aid had removed Que She from the list of products they sell shortly after the FDA issued its warning on Thursday.

Monday, July 5, 2010


The Chinese have the word "yuanfen" which more or less translates as "the luck or lot of meeting someone". It usually refers to meeting someone special and how lucky you are to meet that person.