I haven’t talked to my friend yet – posted on Facebook, but she’s in med school, so she doesn’t get on too often.
However, I have worked out 2 of the symbols. The first one means bitter and the last one means tea…it’s just that elusive middle one that I can’t figure out. I was looking on this site: http://www.chineseherbacademy.org/articles/herbs_terms.shtml but I didn’t see it on there…might have missed it though if anyone else wants a go. I know the whole thing isn’t on there because that’s how I figured out the first one (“ku”), but the kanji might be in another word.