Chapter 394: Must Have Been Poisoned
Xia Xibei couldn’t help but stand up upon smelling the familiar scent, making her way towards them.
The two were startled by her sudden move.
Huo Zijun explained, “These are the herbs that I got him for brewing wine.”
Xia Xibei took a look at the herbs in the box, then turned to Jiang Yuran, her expression rather somber.
“Are you poisoned? You don’t look like it though.”
Jiang Yuran was stunned for a moment, then his face fell.
“What do you mean I’m poisoned?”
Her words didn’t sound pleasant to his ears.
“These are herbs for detoxification.”
Jiang Yuran scowled, “What kind of nonsense are you talking about?”
His impression towards Xia Xibei worsened drastically in just a moment.
Who would feel good if someone appeared out of nowhere and claimed that they were poisoned?
The next moment, however, he realized that both Qiao Yanjue and Huo Zijun’s faces had turned very somber as well.
“Are you serious about it?” Huo Zijun had a grave look on his face, “These are herbs for detoxification? Are you certain?”
He had obtained these herbs from a remote village according to Jiang Yuran’s request, but he wasn’t exactly familiar with them.
Xia Xibei seemed completely serious.
“These herbs are fine if they are used on their own. When added with white wine of 65 degrees and above, however… Then they are used for detoxification.”
Jiang Yuran was overwhelmed with shock upon hearing her words, “How are you so familiar with it?!”
He got these herbs for brewing wine indeed, and it had to be white wine of 65 degrees and above.
If Xia Xibei hadn’t explained things so clearly, he would have thought that she was trying to fool him.
However, that surely wasn’t the case now that she had stated the alcohol content of the white wine with such accuracy.
“Who’s poisoned?” Xia Xibei fired another question of her own instead of answering his.
Before Jiang Yuran could speak, she went on, “You look completely fine, so it must be someone else that’s been poisoned.”
“Why is it not me?” Jiang Yuran asked.
“People who have been poisoned will present unusually red lips and cheeks, but their body temperature will be one or two degrees lower than normal. Also, they’ll feel lethargic often. Because of their weakened immunity, they fall sick easily, especially when it gets too cold or warm.” Xia Xibei added after explaining, “You don’t have such problems.”
Jiang Yuran looked terrified. All the signs and symptoms that Xia Xibei had stated matched his brother’s condition perfectly!
That was how his brother was. He didn’t have any major illnesses, but he came down with minor ailments often, and he was always weak and lethargic.
Jiang Yuran stood up in great shock, staring straight at Xia Xibei.
“How do you know all that?”
“Because she’s also a doctor,” Qiao Yanjue explained, standing up.
“Doctor?!” Jiang Yuran gasped, and his voice broke.
“Yeah,” Qiao Yanjue nodded, smiling with pride. “She has amazing skills.”
Huo Zijun asked with curiosity, “Are you sure that it’s a case of poisoning? For real?”
Although he was a fairly good doctor, he wasn’t familiar with herbs that could only be found in remote areas, let alone what illnesses they could indicate.
“Yes,” Xia Xibei nodded. “Although I can’t tell the exact situation as I haven’t met the patient, I’ll say that these herbs are merely for symptomatic relief, and they won’t tackle the problem at its root. With increasing consumption of alcohol, other problems will arise. It may even affect one’s lifespan.”
“What?!” Jiang Yuran was flabbergasted. “Are you serious?”
“Everything she said is true,” Qiao Yanjue nodded, his face solemn. “I think your family has to pay more attention to this matter.”
He had also heard about what was going on with Jiang Liran.
It was no big deal if it was just an illness. However, who would have expected him to be poisoned?!
Jiang Yuran still couldn’t quite believe what Xia Xibei had just said. After all, it sounded way too terrifying.
“Who on earth are you?”