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Decoding Herbal Colors

Explore Chinese herbal medicine of herbal colors.

In this video, Prof. Brand discusses the crucial role of color in assessing the quality of Chinese herbs. For SEO, the concise title is “Chinese Herb Quality: Decoding Colors and Potency.”

Prof. Brand emphasizes the correlation between color and alkaloid content, using ephedra as an example. Three ephedra species, though morphologically subtle, differ in alkaloid prominence. Berberine-rich herbs, like Coptis, display intensity based on berberine content. Color also aids in distinguishing processed licorice, vital for therapeutic use. This insightful overview highlights the significance of color in herbal assessment, guiding practitioners in discerning potency and processing variations.

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