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Tradition and Science: Unveiling the Essence of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Watch the video to learn more about the insights into taste correlations in Chinese herbs medicine.

Exploring the intersection of traditional practices and modern science in Chinese herbal medicine, Prof. Brand reveals intriguing connections between taste preferences and chemical components. Sour herbs impact solution pH, while bitterness signals alkaloids, sweetness indicates polysaccharides, and aromatics relate to volatile oils.

Traditional terms like “Cinnabar spots” align with oil cells, showcasing the synergy of macroscopic features and internal anatomy. Conflicts in ancient literature are resolved using microscopy and HPLC-MS, uncovering that smaller roots with broader cortexes in Heshouwu are superior. This journey unravels the rich tapestry of herbal medicine, blending heritage with scientific elucidation.

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