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White lotus seeds, bai zhi (angelica dahurica) and bai he (Lilium lancifolium Thunb). [Photo/IC]
Ten "white" herbal medicines
People in Wenzhou, 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.