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Herbal medicine: One of the ways to prevent flu

2009-11-26 14:27 BJT

Special Report: World tackles A/H1N1 flu |

With growing numbers of A/H1N1 flu cases on the Chinese mainland, many more people are turning to traditional Chinese medicine.

China has released a TCM prescription to prevent A/H1N1. Honeysuckle and mulberry leaf are on the list. Both of them are common herbal medicines used to treat influenza. But their price has doubled recently.

Health officials say the sudden surge in demand has triggered the price rise, and heavy snow in the past few weeks has hampered deliveries. They say herbal medicines are just one way to prevent flu. People are advised to go to community hospitals if they suffer flu-like symptoms.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: