March 17, 2020
Thank you for being a loyal customer of Evergreen Herbs. We’d like to share some promising recent updates on the use of TCM in treating COVID-19.
As you may have read in the news, in late January, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was introduced into the official COVID-19 treatment scheme in China and has since been widely applied in the fight against the virus. To date, in-vitro research has demonstrated anti-viral and anti-inflammation effects in several tested formulas. At the forefront among infected patients, the application of integrated TCM and western medicine has improved patient conditions and shortened hospital stays in preliminary reports. TCM is also prescribed at a large scale to support post-hospital care due to its effects on strengthening immunity.
Such upbeat news does not surprise us because TCM classics have provided ample evidence of how TCM successfully controlled epidemic diseases throughout Chinese history. Whereas we're happy to see TCM share more spotlight in this fight against COVID-19, this does mean that the demand and cost of herbs have increased even more.
On that account, we reluctantly announce that there will be a price adjustment to take effect on April 1, 2020. For the past 4 years, we have been able to keep our prices constant. With the ever-increasing cost for raw materials, manufacturing, import tariff of Chinese products, transportation, and the recent surge in global demand, however, a pricing update has become necessary to maintain our sustainability.
As a courtesy to your loyalty, all orders placed before 4/1/20 will be honored with the current pricing from 2016. To preview the upcoming 2020 Price List, simply click to view/download the pdf. A physical copy will be included with your order once it becomes available. We will update any ongoing development and/or announcement on our website at www.evherbs.com.
Rolling Update March 22, 2020: As the rapid spread of COVID-19 continues in the US, some essential items from our latest arriving stock are already sold out again before we roll out the pricing update. We are working hard with our supplier to source such critical items and rushing to import them them by air to ensure continuity in our commitments to meet your patient demand. Please note that the additional air-shipping cost, which is NOT reflected in the 2020 Price List, will be added to the pricing when you purchase these items directly on our website.
As always, we are committed to providing superior products and services to facilitate the advancement of your practice. We very much appreciate your business and continuing support. We wish everyone to be in good health. Wash your hands more frequently and be well.
Tina Chen & the Evergreen Herbs Team