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Unique Herbal Preparation Methods

Explore the techniques like heat processing transform toxic herbs.

Prof Brand explores the multifaceted aims of processing in Chinese herbal medicine, emphasizing toxicity reduction.

He illustrates this with aconite, historically known for its toxicity, and highlights how heat processing in Chinese medicine precedes Western herbal practices. Brand discusses the diverse processing applications, such as removing oils from croton seeds, transforming the purgative effect of Dahuang through heat, and altering Hé shǒu wū for liver-kidney tonification. Processing, a cornerstone in Chinese herbal medicine, showcases how herbs are tailored to specific therapeutic needs.

Which herbs discussed by Brand so far impressed you most? Why that herb impressed you?

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