Demand for Traditional Tibetan Medicine on the Rise in China

Output of traditional Tibetan medicine rose to 2,300 tons, valued at 1.5 billion yuan (217 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, due to growing demand for the ancient medicine. Twenty-one pharmaceutical companies in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been awarded the certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices for Pharmaceutical Products, according to the region’s Commission of

Tibet’s Bottled Water Output Predicted to Reach at least 1 Million MTs in 2017

The output of bottled natural drinking water from Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, known as “Asia’s water tower,” will surpass one million metric tons this year. Qiu Chuan, deputy director of the regional industry and information technology department, said Tibet has more than 40 bottled water production lines with combined capacity of 3.25 million tons

Price for Famed Tibetan Cure-all, Caterpillar ‘Worm Grass’ Fungus, Suffers Major Decline

Caterpillar fungus, known in China as “worm grass,” is a valuable material used in Traditional Chinese medicine that is only found in high-altitude regions, especially the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Caterpillar fungus was once literally worth more than its weight in gold in China, but over the past three years, prices have fallen by half…Full Article ECNS.cn