Hong Kong (China) Travel – Herbal Medicine
Some of the more unusual ways for curing various illnesses.
Skyscrapers, glitzy shopping, in Asia’s financial hub. These are all things you would associate with Hong Kong. But traditional medicine? When you walk through the streets here, it is common to see traditional medicine shops, claiming to cure all types of illnesses. Ko Shing Street, also known as herbal medicine street, is the hub of herbal medicine in Hong Kong. We are not going to settle the traditional versus modern medicine debate today, however, it is worthwhile to take a look inside one of these shops. We are here with Mister Choi, the manager of this local herbal remedy shop. You can find many different types of Chinese remedies in this store. Various remedies are important ingredients for foods that improve your health. For example, this is swallow’s nest, which purifies and strengthens the body’s systems, and provide resistance to disease and premature aging.
How about dried seahorse, dried lizard, dried starfish, or even dried turtle shell? Fish stomach…apparently, it is really good for the skin. Here, we have got dried lily petals and dried dates. You really have to be here to be able to smell the aromas. A unique remedy we have harvested from the wild at 450meters in Tibet, which is called Dung Chong Grass. It promotes good digestion, strengthens your immune system, and ideal for those recovering from surgery, and wanting rapid recovery from sickness. This is Rosanna Wilcox, showing you Hong Kong.