How to deal with fried Chinese medicine residue
A bowl of fried Chinese medicine soup is brownish black, cloudy, and bitter.
Put on warm clothes, the bottom of the bowl often has a muddy sediment.
Because the medicinal herbs pieces have a certain color, the liquid after browning is brown and black, people think it is inevitable and rarely think about it.
It leads to bitterness, because people often have a good sentence of Jinyu’s good words as the basis of understanding, that is, “good medicine bitterness is good for disease.”
The turbidity of the medicinal solution is good or bad, confused.
According to the mud-like sediments appearing at the bottom of the bowl, whether it is mixed with a little water or simply discarded is a practical problem faced. Do not underestimate it, which is directly related to the efficacy of the medicine.
In order to determine whether the mud-like precipitates appearing in the bottom of the soup fried with traditional Chinese medicine are to be discarded, we will now give a general introduction to the conditions that can be co-fried with Coptis licorice and licorice, and may make the correct choice.Modern scientific research shows that the main active ingredients of Coptis chinensis are alkaloids such as berberine, and the main active ingredients of glycyrrhiza are acidic ingredients such as glycyrrhizic acid and glycyrrhetic acid.
The two types of solubility in water dissolve, so they can dissolve from the Chinese herbal medicine pieces when they are cooked with water. When the two drugs are co-fried, the berberine and glycyrrhizin, which enter the water, may meet in the water, forming a relatively low solubility in water.A small salt or compound is suspended in the frying liquid as a fine, granular solid to make the frying liquid turbid. If it is placed in the frying liquid, it may settle to the bottom of the bowl and form a paste.
Some people have done experiments. Coptis chinensis and licorice are cooked with water. If the amount of licorice is reduced, the resulting soup solution can be replaced, and the supernatant can be used without bitterness, but the antibacterial effect is greatly reduced.
This shows that the berberine, which has antibacterial effect and is extremely bitter, is precipitated to the bottom of the bowl, that is, in the mud-like sample.
It can be seen that if the prescription containing Coptis chinensis and licorice is co-fried, after the obtained soup liquid is placed in a bowl, the slime obtained at the bottom of the bowl will be affected if it is discarded.
The correct way is to add a little water to the mud-like precipitate, stir it, put it in the turbid solution and finish it. It is suitable.
There are many well-known prescriptions containing both licorice and Coptis chinensis in traditional Chinese medicine, such as Coptis chinensis (Fanglian, Dried Ginger, Cinnamon, Pinellia, Codonopsis, Licorice, Jujube) in the Treatise on Febrile Diseases, Pueraria Huangfen Coptis Decoction (FangPueraria, Scutellaria baicalensis, Coptis chinensis, and licorice root), Shaoxing decoction (prescription of Paeonia lactiflora, Scutellaria baicalensis, Angelica, Betel nut, Coptis chinensis, Rhubarb, Woody fragrant, Licorice, Cinnamon) etc.The mud at the bottom of the back bowl can be mixed with water and served, or the whole bowl of soup should be stirred before serving. It is not advisable to dispose of the other soups containing the two medicines.should.
Lectin is an alkaloid compound, that is, alkaline, and alkaloid-containing Chinese medicine precipitates, such as aconite, aconite, ephedra, fangchi, Fritillaria, Sophora flavescens, etc., glycyrrhizic acid is an acidic substance, and it contains acidic components of Chinese medicineThere are also overdose, such as rhubarb, ebony, etc. When a prescription contains Chinese medicine containing alkaloids and Chinese medicine containing organic acids, the medicines in such prescriptions are cooked together.For the slime that appears at the bottom of the bowl, it is also advisable to serve again. Instead, alkaloids can form organic salts, which are difficult to dissolve in water, with organic acids, especially macromolecular organic acids, and can react with sintered carbonyl groups.The compounds form a complex of refractory water.
There are even more traditional Chinese medicines containing compounds of cobalt residues. Although it is not yet possible to completely reduce the difficult-to-inject water substances formed between some medicines, is it effective or ineffective, but for insurance purposes, that is to ensure that the medicineFor the sake of effectiveness, it is better not to discard the mud. It should be served.
Regarding the decoction of Chinese medicine, although ancient doctors did not know that the compound might produce difficult-to-dissolve substances in water, or that the reason for the precipitation in co-decoction was unknown, but in clinical practice, it has been notedThe resulting precipitate cannot be easily removed. Among the methods adopted is filtration of the medicinal solution.
The purpose is to let the sediment enter the medicinal solution for taking.
Even today, this method is still used, that is, filtering with only a layer of roving cloth or mesh cloth.
In short, although drinking Chinese medicine decoction is turbid, it makes sense to mix it. Don’t plan to look good, and take the Chinese medicine decoction easily into a clear solution.
It is better to drink the whole fry.