Hong Kong – DH endorses recall of one batch of herbal medicine suspected to be confused with “Rhizoma Bletillae” by licensed Chinese herbal medicines wholesaler (with photo)

DH endorses recall of one batch of herbal medicine suspected to be confused with “Rhizoma Bletillae” by licensed Chinese herbal medicines wholesaler (with photo)


     The Department of Health (DH) today (November 3) endorsed a licensed Chinese herbal medicines wholesaler, Kam Hing Hong Limited (Kam Hing Hong), to voluntarily recall from the market one batch of herbal medicine labelled as “Rhizoma Bletillae” (batch number: 17082023), as it is not Rhizoma Bletillae after identification. 

     Acting upon intelligence, the DH conducted an investigation at Kam Hing Hong and seized the above-mentioned herbal medicine. After comparing with the morphological features of Rhizoma Bletillae as stipulated in the Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China (2020 Edition), the herbal medicine was identified not being Rhizoma Bletillae.

     Preliminary investigation revealed that Kam Hing Hong imported the above-mentioned herbal medicine from the Mainland for local sale. Kam Hing Hong will recall the concerned batch of herbal medicine from the market. A hotline (2548 3973) has been set up by Kam Hing Hong for related enquiries. The DH will continue the investigation and closely monitoring the recall.

     According to the Chinese Medicine Ordinance (Cap. 549), Rhizoma Bletillae is a Schedule 2 Chinese herbal medicine. Rhizoma Bletillae, the tuber of Bletilla striata (Thunb.) Reichb. f., is used to act as an astringent, stop bleeding, disperse swelling and promote tissue regeneration.
     According to section 52 of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132), those who sell any drug not of the nature, substance or quality demanded by the purchaser is liable to a maximum penalty of a fine of $10,000 and three months’ imprisonment. Upon completion of the investigation, the DH will work with the Department of Justice on prosecution matters. The DH will also refer this case to the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong for possible disciplinary action. Furthermore, the DH will consider referring the case to the relevant law enforcement agency to follow up.
     Chinese medicine practitioners, Chinese medicine personnel or members of public who have the affected Chinese herbal medicine in hand should refrain from selling or using them and submit the affected Chinese herbal medicine to the DH’s Chinese Medicine Regulatory Office at 16/F, AIA Kowloon Tower, Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, during office hours for disposal, or return them to the supplier. 

Oregon Herbal Brand Sun God Medicinals Wins It’s Third NEXTY Award

Emerging local organic herbal brand awarded it’s third NEXTY Award in the Best Condition Specific Supplement category at the National products Expo in Anaheim, CA..

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.March 3, 2022PRLog — Central Point, OR – Sun God Medicinals announced Thursday they have been recognized at Natural Products Expo West 2022 by receiving it’s third NEXTY Award for their Herbal Compounded Hemp Tincture.  The NEXTY Awards recognize the most progressive, innovative, inspiring and trustworthy products in the natural products industry. A panel of industry experts, along with the New Hope Network content team, chose a single winner in each of this year’s Natural Products Expo West NEXTY Awards across 18 unique categories.

Sun God Medicinals received the NEXTY Award in the Best Condition Specific Supplement category for their Organic Panacea Immune Support Hemp Tincture. The Panacea Immune Support tincture  is made with Oregon-grown whole hemp flower, compounded and blended with supporting herbs such as Reishi Mushroom, Yarrow, Elderberry, Echinacea and more. These herbs are expertly blended with Sun God Medicinals’ organic full spectrum hemp extract to produce an herbal tincture that naturally supports the bodies immune system.

As a family owned business, rooted in a mission of extracting and blending local organic herbs with the health of the end-user in mind, we are honored to be recognized for our innovation in the herbal compounding space” said Brie Malarkey, Founder and CEO of Sun God Medicinals. “For us it’s about whole plant, traditional herbalism and it feels great to welcome hemp back into the light as the powerful medicinal herb it is and then paired with wonderful herbal allies, and to be recognized again by the the pinnacle of  recognition of excellence in the natural products industry is an honor.”

Sun God Medicinals is a family owned bioregional herbal company with a mission to blend and extract quality, healing herbs from Southern Oregon. The company formulates with the health of the end user in mind. From artisan herbal teas and tinctures to soothing topicals and more, the product line aims to help people find the right herbs for the right symptoms.

About Sun God Medicinals

Headquartered in Central Point, Oregon, Sun God Medicinals was founded in 2014 with a mission to process, blend & extract quality healing herbs from Southern Oregon – including herbal teas, tinctures, capsules, topicals, edibles, and extracts.  In early 2019, Sun God Herbals, Inc was licensed to manufacture and distribute the brand’s herbal and hemp product lines in an Oregon Department of Agriculture approved facility. The company is proud to be certified organic by Oregon Tilth, and all Sun God products are made from naturally-grown herbs that are cultivated in Southern Oregon in small batches to ensure quality. Learn more at www.sungodmedicinals.com

Healthy Paws Herbal Labs is Making a $5K Donation for the Betty White Challenge

 To Honor Betty White’s life work in helping animals, Healthy Paws Herbal Labs is donating $5K worth of product to Wagmore Pet Rescue in Studio City, California. They will also be donating $5 for every product purchased now through January 17.

To help new dog and cat adoptions they are donating No More Drama for anxiety, Itchy/Scratchy for allergies, Yucky Fungus for yeast infections, and “Ouchie,” for older pets with arthritis. They will be presenting a check as well as their gift bag of over $5K of products on the 18th, the day after what would have been her 100th birthday.

They are fur babies, sidekicks, bed hogs, couch cuddlers, quarantine buddies and best friend most of all. They’re there for the highs and lows of life so why settle for anything less than the Best when it comes to their health.

Healthy Paws Herbal Labs is passionate about providing next generation wellness solutions to improve the quality of life and health of pets.

HPHL is an all-natural medicinal strength herbal line for pets. Created by herbalist, Dr. Kyle Burton, each product is based on a traditional Chinese Herbal formula that has been used safely on humans and pets for 1,000s of years. Their mission is offer natural, safe, and effective products for all fur-babies.

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