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Founded in the early 15th century, YongAnTang is the quintessential ¡°time-honored¡± brand. This herbal medicine shop, with a history of over 500 years, certainly lives up to its name ¡°Safe forever¡± in the minds of Chinese. Today, YongAnTang has 38 branch shops and 15 chain stores in Beijing.. I went to the location on ChaoNei Dajie.

Upon entering the store, I saw both Western and Chinese medicines inside, including their own specialties ginseng and pilose antlers. Prices range from several yuans for generic off-the-counter medicine up to RMB 1,000 for a kg of ginseng. The medicine advisors speak basic English, and can prescribe the right medicine to your symptom. They offer all levels of choices, from mild symptom-treating pills to prescription-level antibiotics.

In addition to shops, YongAnTang also has 10 clinics around the city, where senior practitioners can give you great medical consultation. If you don¡¯t want to travel, try out their mail-order department to have the medicine delivered to your home.

What I appreciate

Large collection of western and Chinese medicine

What customers appreciate

Large collection of western and Chinese medicine

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Tongrentang started its Chinese traditional herbs business in 1669 AD. The brand is very famous for its high quality herbs. The herb shop in the Shuang¡¯an shopping mall mainly sells herbs said to be beneficial for health and beauty.

 

Tongrentang extract the essence of plants like ginseng and ¡°lycium chinense¡±, and make pills purported to help with tiredness and drowsiness during day time.

 

In the shop, various kinds of tonics are on display: for children, young lady, young men, and senior citizens. Tongrentang also offers genuine ginseng root, and swiflet nests. These are built by cave-dwelling swifts which cling their nest to cave ceilings as high as 70 meters. These nests are mostly composed of seaweed mixed by the bird¡¯s saliva, and harvesters find them on steep cliffs along the Southern Chinese coast and in South-East Asia. Bird¡¯s nest soup is said to be very beneficial to women¡¯s beauty.

 

Prices for a bottle of 50 pills hover around RMB 200. Ginseng root¡¯s prices range from RMB 880 to RMB 1380, according to weight and age. Bird¡¯s nests cost between RMB 2000 an RMB 4000.

 

Customers appreciate:

High quality ginseng root

 

 

 

 


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Beijing Shopping: Founded in the early 15th century, YongAnTang is the quintessential "time-honored" brand. This herbal medicine shop, with a history of over 500 years, certainly lives up to its name "Safe forever" in ...