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    Posted 7 years ago

    Pencil-nec…
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    Anyone here read Chinese? Picked up these as part of a group of oriental medicine bottles at an auction, but have NO idea what they are for. I opened a couple and they contain little vials with minute red pills about the size of poppy seeds. Any help to offer will be most appreciated.

    PS - I'm pretty sure none contain opium. Dagnabbit.

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    1. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 7 years ago
      J'adore l'amore ~ thanks
    2. wma, 2 years ago
      Left: from Shanghai, for throats.
      Center: for menstruation.

      These are absolutely fabulous and you should have someone translate them fully.

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