Chinese medicine ingredients are increasingly grown in Japan
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the demand for Chinese medicine in Japan intensifies,
Japanese manufacturers are increasingly growing the herbs in-island, reported the Nikkei Asian Review.
The increase in demand for Chinese medicine style herbs is thought to correspond with the rise of Japan’s aging society as well as a more “health-conscious younger generation.”
Some Japanese farmers began to grow Chinese herbs when tea prices began to fall while others started as the market expanded.
Tsumara & Co. is the largest manufacturer of traditional Chinese medicine, accounting for over 80% of Japan’s herbal market, according to Nikkei. [FULL STORY]