We've created a new name,
which reflects the ongoing direction of our company. When Wilhemina,
Melanie, Phil and I began this work 5 years ago, we decided to use
the name CHMRD (Chinese Herbal Medicine / Research and Development).
We thought the name reflected our discipline and our world medicine
intention and the name has served us well.
However, as we
grew and began to expand the base of therapeutic compounds, we found
we were more than a Chinese herbal company. Products like PS Calm,
which combines Chinese herbs with phosphatidylserine or Affect D,
which combines Chinese herbs, specific molecular extracts and
Western vitamins. Multi-cultural formulations like OA/RA combine
Ayurvedic herbs with Chinese herbs or purely Western compound such
as Gut Restore, medicines that are gathered from the whole planet
and are eclectic and effective. We have our heart in Chinese
medicine but our head is in the world. The world that is creating
better and more effective medicines, drawing from China, India,
Europe, the US and Australia. We are a world company but our home is
Our new name is PANAXEA. The name has at its heart the word
panax, derived from the Latin and meaning curing all. Panax is also
the botanical name for the most famous of all Chinese herbs, panax
ginseng. I hope you find our new name and our new direction as
exciting as we do.