Japan intensifies cultivation of quality ingredients from Chinese medicine

Chinese medicine ingredients are increasingly grown in Japan

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/02/02
By:  Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the demand for Chinese medicine in Japan intensifies,

Japan has a long history of Chinese medicine practitioners and that trend is increasing. (Image from Unsplash)

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]

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