Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, July 2 – I’ve been having some sinus troubles so went to the pharmacy. We communicated to the pharmacist that I had sinus pain, and the first thing he offered, since you can buy antibiotics without prescriptions, was Amoxicillin. I really didn’t want to go that route quite yet, so asked for some Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. I ended up buying some “biyuanshu koufuye,” or “nasal sinusitis relief liquid.” When I buy TCM, I always look the pinyin name up on the internet to make sure I know what I am taking! This product has: magnolia, gardenia, Astragalus, skullcap, lovage root, Bupleurum (a Chinese herb), wild ginger, mint, Clematis vine, Poria (fungus), Angelica, and bellflower. There are 6 small vials in the package, instructions are to drink one vial three times a day. One package cost 18rmb or about $3usd. The picture should tell you how it tastes! YUK!!! I’ve only had 2 doses so far, so can’t say yet if it works either!