Saturday, January 1, 2011

Herb Prices Soar

SINGAPORE, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- The prices of most herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) rose by 30 percent this year in Singapore.

Local herbs wholesalers contribute the price increase to the stronger Chinese currency and herbus supply shortages, local English daily the Straits Times reported on Tuesday.

The supply shortages are the result of major natural disasters which wiped out swathes of herbal plantations in China.

The prices of over 25 percent of herbal medicines have more than doubled in the second half of the year. For instance, the honeysuckle flower, or jinyinhua, which is used to relieve colds, costs as much as five times more than it did last year.....

For more info see: Traditional Chinese medicine herbs prices surge in Singapore

Friday, December 17, 2010

Chinese Treasures on Auction

Chinese treasures make up the bulk of auction at Sotheby's. See

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Prices of Chinese Herbs will continue to rise

... Chinese consumers have recently been forced to wrestle with market distortions that have triggered huge advances in commodities such as ginger, garlic and medicinal herbs. ...

To read the full article see: Chinese Jittery over red-hot prices

Friday, December 10, 2010

Peace Prize?

Why is it that Liu Xiaobo gets the Nobel Peace Prize for speaking out for democracy in China and wikileaks Julian Assange is considered the USA's number one enemy for speaking out for democracy?

Prices of Chinese Herbs Increase

  • Friday 2010-12-10 12:33

December 10 -- Shanghai raised the prices of Chinese medicines by about 44.06 percent yesterday, reports, citing Huo Guiming, manager of Shanghai Qunli Herbal Medicine Store.

Huo said there were price hikes in August and September due to the increasing cost of raw materials for Chinese medicines.

According to data published by the China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the prices of 459 kinds of herbs were raised in October, accounting for 86 percent of the total amount, of which the price of Taizi ginseng surged 612 percent.

Huo added that the tough weather conditions played an important role in the current price hike.

Besides the above factors, Liu Sheng, manager of Yunnan Lvsheng Pharmaceutical, attributed the current price hike to the increase in the prices of agricultural products.

Shares of Beijing Tongrentang (600085), a Chinese medicine producer, gained 1.88 percent to close the morning session at 36.28 yuan.

Source: CaptialVue News

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Easy Herbal Remedy for vomiting and diarrhea

An excellent formula for for vomiting and diarrhea is composed of equal amounts (about 6 grams) of fresh ginger and tea leaves. Boil together briefly and sip the tea slowly. It settles the stomach and reduces the diarrhea. This is an easy remedy to remember and use if you are ever traveling. Source: Chinese Herbal Medicine 3rd Ed. page 33 You can purchase this book at:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

82-year-old woman creates herself unique body exercise

Eighty-two-year-old Zhao Yufang stretches her leg in the residential compound she lives in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 4, 2010. Zhao created herself a unique body exercise combining Yoga, Wushu or martial arts, and Qigong or breathing exercise in her sixties, and three hours of daily practice over years has granted her with good fitness. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)