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    Traditional Chinese medicine

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... for my family." The course, led by Tung Shuang, assistant professor at the Chinese medicine division of the University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education, ...

  2. Herbal medicine found with high sulphur levels

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Traditional Chinese medicines sold at a well known mainland herbal market contained high levels of sulphur dioxide, posing health risks, state media reported. ... and smoking with sulphur, the Chinese medicines contain sulphur dioxide, which is harmful to the human body. However, because of the difficulty in preserving the medicines from insects and mould, herb ...

  3. Health bites

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com On the same wavelength To focus on a conversation in a crowded bar, your brain filters out the noise around you. This is known as auditory selective attention, and University of Washington scientists are studying the p ...

  4. This week we test: blemish cream

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan These medicated troubleshooters deserve a place in any teen's arsenal against mild breakouts Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel (HK$130/15ml) Zits dry up and reduce within a day, leaving no marks. It does a good job of soot ...

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    Seasons: the tender side of cardoons

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung At the market, the cardoon looks somewhat like mutant celery, with jagged spikes that run along each of its fibrous stalks. It's only when you see the plant growing in the field that you notice its greater resemblance to the art ...

  6. Getting fresh

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung The word 'mint' has many meanings and can refer to: an institution that manufactures cash; the pristine condition of something; a palate-cleansing hard candy; and a sickly sweet chocolate-covered fondant eaten after a meal. The herb, ...

  7. Flower power

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung Not many people think of food when they see or smell lavender. The pretty, fragrant sprigs of the ornamental plant are more commonly used for soap, essential oils and perfumes, or in sachets to put into lingerie drawers. The scent of lavender i ...

  8. First safety standards for processed herbs

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The first safety and quality standards for processed traditional Chinese medicine herbs are being drawn up by researchers from four universities. Up to now there had ... Wang-fun, chair professor of Baptist University's School of Chinese Medicine. The team began the project last month, examining the chemical components of 16 processed herbs sold in Hong Kong, ...

  9. Read the fine print: leafy green a nutritional powerhouse

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Eating spinach may not give you the same super-human strength as Popeye's, but consuming the leafy green could do wonders for your health- particularly your eyes. Fresh spinach is a nutritional powerhouse, packed ...

  10. Fennel vision

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung A chef friend once came to my house for lunch, bearing a gift he'd bought from the flower market in Mong Kok. But instead of being destined for a vase, the long, green stalks with tiny, bright yellow flowers at the tips were headed for the ...




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