Friday, September 05, 2008

A tasty treat!

My sister-in-law's father was a surgeon back in China but now practises Chinese Herbal Medicine here in Australia. He's very good and has a good following of patients.

Last night on the phone my most wonderful sister-in-law suggested that he come and prescribe me some herbs to help me fight this illness. (By the way, everyone else's fever seems to have broken today. Thank goodness!) So this morning he did a house call - felt my pulse, my neck, looked in my mouth.

Then prescribed a bunch of stuff - all in Chinese so I couldn't read it. Probably better not to know what's in it.


Soak the herbs in water for half an hour and then boil down to one cup. Drink merrily...

BLARGH!

It is the most awful thing I have ever tasted in my life. I can't get past the first sip! Dan killed himself laughing when he saw my face. I don't know how I'm going to do it without throwing up.

Wish me luck.

Edited to add (6/9/08): I did it! Thought I couldn't at first. Got just over half down before I'd had enough but this morning my dad made me swig the rest of it (cold) down so he could take the cup away and make me the second lot! Ack! Now that is sitting there waiting to be imbibed.

1 comment:

mariannealice said...

I remember being prescribed some mix of chinese herbs- boil it up in a clay pot and then had to drink a whole cup of the foul stuff. Reboil the herbs and do the whole thing over again later in the day. Yuck. Worked though....