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Complaints soar at shoddy sales tactics

Complaints against unscrupulous sales tactics by shops selling expensive ginseng and dried seafood have soared despite a law against unclear pricing and quantity labels, the Consumer Council said yesterday.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2012, 12:00am

Thieves target wealthy street

Police have stepped up patrols and are warning Sai Kung residents to be more aware of security after the fourth home robbery in the past three months.

Three burglars broke into a luxury house in Fei Ngo Shan early yesterday and escaped with cash, valuables and ginseng worth HK$300,000.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Root of the matter

It's probably safe to assume that ginseng isn't consumed just for its flavour - it has a distinctive, bitter taste that is not to everyone's liking. The root, though, can fetch very high prices because of the myriad curative powers attributed to it - among other things, it's believed ginseng increases sexual prowess and longevity, boosts energy levels and cures cancer and diabetes.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Ginseng suppresses tumours, researchers find

Ginseng can help suppress tumours, a university study has found.

Lab tests showed that after ginseng was given to mice suffering from lung cancer their tumours got smaller than those in mice that had not been given any of the expensive root, according to the School of Chinese Medicine at Baptist University.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Getting to the root of the ginseng matter

Erica asks: What are the different types of ginseng and their health benefits?

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

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2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Asian ginseng used in traditional Chinese medicine is said to boost yang energy. Benefits of ginseng include improved circulation, increased blood supply, and the ability to aid recovery from weaknesses associated with ill health. The herb is often used in products such as shower gels offered as revitalising and energising products.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Kentucky at root of ginseng crisis

The price in Hong Kong for wild American ginseng could increase due to a cut in exports from Kentucky, one of the medicinal herb's biggest producing states in the US, a local dealer said.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Scientist talks about ginseng and the root to better health

HAVING CLONED PROTEINS in the United States in the 1980s when DNA technology was relatively new, Ricky Wong Ngok-shun found his own research mission after returning to Hong Kong in the 1990s. And it was related to his ancestral roots.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Getting to the root of it

Students can learn about deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) technologies used to authenticate Chinese herbs - a key to the development of Chinese medicine - at the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui.

3 May 2006 - 12:00am