Interactive vocabulary exercise from “A Jewel in the Palace” Ep. 7

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Episode 7: The herb garden

Jang Geum gets caught trying to back into the Royal Palace. But because of Lady Jung and Lady Han’s , she isn’t cast out of the Palace but instead is to the herb garden.

There, Jang Geum meets men and women who either sleep or drink wine all day, having lost all of ever leaving the herb garden.

Fighting against , Jang Geum begins the herb garden. She the garden’s about all the plants that the garden was tasked to . She sets as her goal the growing of astragalus, a precious plant from Ming. But it’s a task because no one has ever grown astragalus before. What’s more, the of astragalus from Ming is by the merchant Choi Pan Sul.

Jang Geum successfully grows astragalus. The Royal Court finds out about it through the herb garden’s supervisor and rewards her by her to the Royal Kitchen.