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Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbal medicine

Patient: This is my prescription. Can you fill it for me, please?
Chemist: Certainly.
Patient: Thank you.
Chemist:You're welcome. Well, let me see. It will take about five minutes.
Patient: All right.
Chemist: O.K. this is your herbal medicine.
Patient: Could you tell me what I should do with it?
Chemist: Every morning soak one bad in 200 mls of cold water for one and a half hours, then heat it up quickly. As soon as it begins to boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for thirty minutes. Then turn off the heat. Leave it to cool, then pour out the liquid to drink. Be careful no to let any of the leaves go into the cup.
Patient: It is quite complicated. By the way, can I use a steel pan?
Chemist: No, you can't do that. You'd better use an earthenware pot.
Patient: Thank you very much. I have learned a lot today fom you.
Chemist: You're welcome. I hope you will recover in no time.
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