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Chinese Medicine Processing Method

Explore the practical aspects of Chinese medicine processing methods.

Prof Brand delves into the diverse objectives of processing in Chinese herbal medicine, emphasizing its role in facilitating preparation, storage, and transportation.

Using examples like Ginseng, he illustrates how steaming enhances durability, reduces insect damage, and aids transportation. Processing also involves sizing, crushing seeds, and removing unwanted matter for purity. Brand highlights historical methods of processing, from traditional wok usage to modern industrial approaches. He notes the evolving need for standardization in pharmaceutical-scale production, emphasizing the profession’s shift towards consistency in temperature, duration, and marker compound identification during processing.

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Clinical Drug Development of Chinese Herbal Medicine

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