Update on possible increasing costs
Several of our suppliers of Chinese herbs have been (necessarily) increasing their prices to reflect recent changes in supply and demand of certain herbs. Many crops of herbs have been damaged or destroyed due to severe weather conditions and events (earthquakes, late freezes, droughts and floods) in the past year and a half in the regions of China where many of our herbs are grown. In addition, the H1N1 scare of 2009 significantly increased the cost and demand of many herbs with anti-viral properties (esp. Jin Yin Hua which is in many of Zi Zai’s products). Worldwide increase in the use and popularity of Chinese herbal medicine has also added to the increase of demand and decrease of supply of many important herbs. As a result of the increasing cost of many Chinese herbs, Zi Zai may be forced to raise the prices of some our products in the near future. We hope we won’t need to do this, but we will post notice of any oncoming changes here to give our customers adequate notice.
Publish Date: December 14, 2010 *Articles may include updates since original publishing.