A provincial official in the Qing dynasty was said to have discovered the remedy by curing his mother, who had a chronic cough. Photo: © Paul Hardy/CORBIS

New Yorkers’ infatuation with a Chinese herbal cough syrup boosts distributor’s shares

The popularity of the syrup in the US comes as the Chinese middle class starts to shy away from traditional Chinese medicines

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A provincial official in the Qing dynasty was said to have discovered the remedy by curing his mother, who had a chronic cough. Photo: © Paul Hardy/CORBIS
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