Wednesday 21 July 2010

News and Vocabulary: Ruinian's Amino Acid (Chinese Herbs Part 3)

More news on meds! News article from Reuters:

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Shares of Ruinian International (2010.HK), the country's largest maker of amino acid health supplements, fell 16 percent on Tuesday after reports one of its products failed a drug quality test earlier this year. Chief financial officer Philip Poon said the product was found to contain much lower levels of amino acids than stated in its packaging.

Why is it all of a sudden that all these tests about Chinese medicines start pouring out? What might be next? Could it be the herbal drinks? The Chinese herbal supplements? Chinese candies? Tortoise Jelly / Guilinggao?

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Dried Longan (桂圆)
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Red Dates / Jujube (红枣)
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Chinese Hawthorn Fruit (山楂)

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Black Prune (烏梅)

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Tangerine Peel (陳皮)

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Grosvenor Momordica Fruit / 
Siraitia Grosvenorii (羅漢果)
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Selfheal Fruit-Spike (夏枯草)

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Mandarin orange(柑桔)
Pipa / Loquat (枇杷)

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Ballonflower Root /
Chinese Bellflower Root (桔梗)

supplement -- (n)[C] something which is added to something else in order to improve it or complete it; something extra