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Decoding Chinese Herbal Processing: Size, Water, Fire, and the Market Impact

learne the intricacies of Chinese herbal processing methods.

Prof Brand explores traditional Chinese herbal processing methods categorized into sizing, water processing, fire processing, and combined fire-water methods.

Basic methods include cleaning, cutting, and grinding, while water methods involve moistening and soaking, and fire methods include stir-frying and roasting. Size-related processing aims to remove unwanted matter and produce distinct decoction pieces, influencing appearances in different regional markets. Brand highlights the influence of Hong Kong’s market preferences on herbal appearances, emphasizing the importance of practical experience in recognizing and evaluating diverse decoction pieces.

How does water processing differ from fire processing in herbal preparation?

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