Cai Tong De Pharmacy (蔡同德堂), Shanghai

Cai Tong De Pharmacy (蔡同德堂), Shanghai

At 450 East Nanjing Road (Nanjing Dong Lu, 南京东路) there is a fabulous multistorey building devoted to celebrating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The first two floors are consecrated to healthcare products, both cosmetics and to eat mainly for prevention and well-being, the third floor sells medicines, while the fourth and fifth floors have medical equipment and doctors available for visits.

What to buy here: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) A special souvenir from China is by all means a piece of Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM is thousands of years old, and strongly relies on the concept that there are natural laws that govern the universe. Humans being part of the universe, they are subject to those laws, and consequently our health is affected by the environment.

Herbal remedies account for the majority of treatments in TCM, but herbs aren't the only ingredients, and roots, grass, furs, animal parts and stones are also used as treatments. Common medicinal plants are Ginger Root, Ginko Biloba and Ginseng.

Ginseng is a popular item to bring from China. Panax ginseng is a dried root dating back to over 5000 years, and if originally was only used as food, it was quickly recognized for its rejuvenating powers and curative properties. Taking ginseng regularly helps maintain and restore cellular function delaying aging effects, it decreases blood sugar levels and balances the metabolism as well as the hormone levels. Prices go from a couple of hundreds Yuan and can reach thousands Yuan.
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Sight Name: Cai Tong De Pharmacy (蔡同德堂)
Sight Location: Shanghai, China (See walking tours in Shanghai)
Sight Type: Shopping
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