With a rich heritage of 143 years, Eu Yan Sang is one of the largest Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) groups in Asia. Our focus has always been on providing Chinese medicine, herbs and products of the finest quality in the most accessible way to customers. Generations of customers have enjoyed the benefits of our products ranging from dietary supplements, health foods, beverages, packaged tonic soups to personal care products. Here are 10 amazing facts about us.
DID YOU KNOW?
|1. We’re 143 years old
Eu Yan Sang was founded in 1879 by a man called Eu Kong, who was concerned about the welfare of opium-addicted tin miners in Malaya. We have been the go-to brand for more than a century among people in Asia seeking relief from illness.
|2. We’ve helped families for generations
From a small medical hall in Malaya, we currently have over 210 retail outlets and clinics in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China. But you don’t have to fly to Asia, as we now deliver our products to your doorstep via EuYanSang.com.
|3. We pair ancient wisdom with modern practices
Our deep domain knowledge in TCM does not conflict with rigorous science. In fact, we frequently collaborate with science-based research institutions.
|4. We make healthcare so convenient
For busy urbanites, no more tedious preparations! We’ve done the brewing, extracted the goodness, and made them into powders, pills, capsules, teas and liquids for easy consumption.
|5. We’re sticklers for product quality and safety
Our unique quality control system uses herb fingerprinting technology. From source to end-products, we’ve always complied with GAP, GLP and GMP guidelines when it comes to quality and safety.
|6. We’re certified by professional bodies
Our manufacturing facilities are GMP- and ISO9001-certified. These certifications are overseen by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia and the International Organization for Standardization.
|7. We believe in food as medicine
We believe that food product innovation can promote healthy eating. That’s why we’re worked with Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, to develop new items that incorporate TCM ingredients, such as the Nestum 3-in-1 Herbal Cereal Drinks.
|8. We leave endangered animals alone
We were one of the first TCM brands that pledged never to sell or use parts derived from endangered animals, such as the tiger, rhinoceros and bear. Our physicians are trained to prescribe herbal alternatives that do not feed into this unethical demand.
|9. We’re always looking for new, sustainable sources
One success story in this area is the development of a cultivatable and vegetarian-friendly strain of cordyceps. This means lower prices, purer products and regular supply, thanks to steady and scalable production methods.
|10. We’re constantly developing better production procedures
Together with our research partners, we have devised a process that can attain purer red yeast rice. The old fermentation method produces by-products that could cause herb-drug interactions.