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Macroscopic Identification in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Watch video to explore the effective and efficient method of macroscopic identification in Chinese herbal medicine.

In this video, Prof Brand discusses macroscopic identification in Chinese herbal medicine, likening it to clinical practice. Practitioners employ their naked senses, observing patients’ skin, body type, tongue, and using touch and smell. Similarly, herbal medicine evaluation involves these senses, emphasizing appearance, color, odor, and taste.

Macroscopic identification includes water and fire testing methods, requiring experience but offering a simple, fast, and cost-effective way to identify herbs. The key aspects involve evaluating appearance, color, odor, and taste, along with water and fire testing.

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