Spoonful of Sugar

January 1, 2009 at 9:22 PM 3 comments

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine, unless you know what happens to be in your medicine.

I’ve had a cough for the past two weeks – all of Winter Break, and my mom decided to ask some doctor she’s been seeing for a Chinese herbal medicine recipe that might help me.

I believe it will be best described visually:

Herbal Blend

Herbal Blend - Bugs

Yes, that’s right. Bugs – or at least the shells. It’s not as bad as newt’s eye or toad’s wart, I suppose.

Oh, and it even needs a special pot to brew it in.

Herbal Blend - the Pot

It takes about six hours and eight cups of water to boil down to one drinkable cup, probably full of fortified vitamins from the bug shells.

The end result:

Herbal Medicine - the Result

If you stare back at the abyss long enough, the abyss stares back at you. The black stuff had an extremely bitter pretaste, taste, and aftertaste. It was slightly sweet, like a spoonful of sugar, but it wasn’t enough to make it go down with any ease.

It’s funny, though. The first bowl was the easiest to drink, and they got progressively harder, until I discovered that chewing up an orange-flavored vitamin C tablet beforehand was the spoonful of sugar needed to make the medicine go down.

After this, I should go on Fear Factor.

By the way, happy New Year 2009.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Steve  |  January 1, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Its not that bad….
    Insects happen to have healing properties because of all the herbal crap they consume…
    its better than swallowing bugs whole if you put it that way

    Reply
  • 2. Bill of the Future  |  January 2, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    woah… a little too graphic to start the new year

    Reply
  • 3. Honey Bunches of Boasts  |  January 11, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Remember… “One spoonful is all it takes!”

    Reply

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