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Updated: 2021-09-07 10:30 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Bai shao, dried roots of peonies, used in traditional Chinese medicine. [File photo]

Ten "white" herbal medicines

People in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, have a tradition of gathering 10 herbal medicines on the first day of White Dew. The names of these herbal medicines all contain the Chinese word "bai" which means white, such as baimujin(white hibiscus). People believe that stewing these herbal medicines with black-bone chicken or duck can nourish the human body and cure arthritis.

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