- A bitter herb, which when dried is used as tea for debility and colds.
- No one knew of these transactions, nor was he going to mention them to anyone else. He was like the dumb man eating the bitter herb, he had to suffer in silence.
这件事谁也不知道, 他又不能对任何人提起, 真是哑巴吃黄连，有苦说不出。
- NIV] He has filled me with bitter herbs and sated me with gall.
- He has filled me with bitter herbs and sated me with gall.
- I had to take the herb tea although it's bitter.