China Health Resource Pharmaceutical Grade Gastrodia Product Line Expected to Contribute $8 Million in Revenue to 2011 Year End
SHANGHAI, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — China Health Resource, Inc. (OTCBB: CHRI), announced today that its pharmaceutical grade Gastrodia based product line has experienced double digit sales growth in 2011 with increased profit margins. The Gastrodia product line is expected to generate an estimated 50 million yuan (US$8 million) of revenue in 2011 for CHRI. The strength of the Company’s core product lines and rapid growth in newer higher margin products is expected to drive record revenue and earnings. The Company will confirm the disclosed preliminary figures at the time of disclosure of the annual report for 2011.
China Health Resource, Inc. entered into an exclusive agreement with a leading producer of Gastrodia in Pingwu, Sichuan in April 2011. The agreement gives CHRI leverage in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) marketplace in China, as the main controlling distributor and supplier of Gastrodia (also known as Tianma). Gastrodia currently retails for about 250~1,000 yuan/kg (US$38~150/kg) and is considered one of China’s highest value TCM drugs available in the market. This exclusive arrangement for the supply of Gastrodia is expected to generate an estimated combined total of 50 million yuan (US$8 million) of revenue for CHRI over the 2011-2012 period.
“Our core strength in establishing DAR as a standard has resulted in an enviable growth in revenues and margins in our DAR product line and the Gastrodia product line is the natural progression of CHRI product on large global markets with higher profit margins. We expect this will be reflected in our 2011 year in both revenues and earnings” stated Jiayin Wang, Chairman and CEO of CHRI.
“Gastrodia is an important herb with high margins and we expect it will add a significant contribution to our top and bottom line. As a TCM ingredient, it has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, and it is used in the treatment of severe headaches and nervous fatigue. In time, we expect Gastrodia to have the same standard of acceptance as GAP DAR.” added Jiayin Wang.
China Health Resource, Inc. engages in the development, manufacturing, processing, marketing and sale of raw and pharmaceutical TCM products including Dahurian Angelica Root (DAR) and Rhizoma Gastrodiae and is only the provider of GAP quality DAR in the People’s Republic of China under the registered Trademark Chuan Baizhi(TM). DAR, which is also known as “Bai Zhi” in Mandarin Chinese, is an herb that is employed as an ingredient in medicine, cosmetics and food, as well as used in TCM for the treatment of pain, swelling and pustule. The Company’s DAR-related products include the Bailing Capsule, Yisheng Capsule, Kimchee-Mate and Fragrant Bag, all of which are sold through regional distributors. The Company was founded in 2001 and is based in Suining, Sichuan Province.
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SOURCE China Health Resource, Inc.