Morning, Hong! What are you drinking? Smells bitter!
Morning, Susan. This is traditional Chinese herbal medicine. My throat hurts for a long time. I hope this herbal medicine will work.
Oh, I 'm sorry to hear that. Don`t worry. Your throat will surely heal. By the way, are all Chinese medicines so bitter?
Generally speaking, they are. However, the degree of bitterness is different. Some are even with a little sweet taste. Come, you can taste this. It is not as bitter as it smells.
Are you kidding? No! This is medicine and I am not sick!
Of course I'm kidding. But a sup won't do you any harm. Almost all of the ingredients of Chinese medicine come from natural resources, which have little side effects.
That`s good! Oh, my grandma always has a backache. I really want to bring some traditional Chinese medicine for her to try. Is that possible?
Well, The herbal medicine is usually taken in the form of a “recipe”called a prescription. The TCM practitioner has to diagnose the patient to make up a prescription.
I get it. My grandma must see a TCM practitioner personally.
That is the best way. Hower, there are ready-prepared pills, called “patent” herbal medicine. They are effective too. You can go and ask if there are some for your grandma’s back.
Thank you! I`ll do that later.