The Wall Street Journal has been reporting on a few Chinese herbs lately. The more recent article is about the Chinese herb Cordyceps because it fetches prices higher than its weight in gold. Traditional Chinese Medicine has seen a rise in popularity around the world and prices for some Chinese herbs have been rising sharply as a result.
Cordyceps is only one of the many herbs in higher demand. Ginseng prices continue to climb steadily as does Lonicera flower (Jin Yin Hua) due to its reliable antibiotic properties and its success in treating Swine flu.