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Unveiling Water-Based Herbal Alchemy: Techniques, Colors, and Purity

Dive into the intricacies of water-based Chinese herbal processing methods.

Prof Brand dissects water processing methods in Chinese herbal medicine, encompassing moistening, long rinsing, and water grinding.

Moistening involves adding liquid to soften herbs for easier cutting, impacting color and quality. Long rinsing removes undesirable odors, seen in seaweeds. Water grinding, applied to minerals, yields finely textured powders through suspended particulates. Anciently used for sensitive areas, this technique is crucial for refining minerals like Cinnabar. Brand emphasizes the historical significance and diverse applications of water processing methods.

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