Try not to wash Chinese medicine before cooking
Try not to wash traditional Chinese medicine before cooking. Some people always wash the traditional Chinese medicine decoction with clear water before cooking traditional Chinese medicine. It is not true to think that this will ensure hygiene.
Chinese medicinal materials have undergone a series of processing before they are made into pieces, including a series of procedures such as removing impurities and drying.
In addition, there are several reasons: First, a large number of medicinal materials contain accumulated sugars and doped ingredients. After washing, some of these effective ingredients will be injected into the water and lost, resulting in a decrease in the efficacy of the medicine and affecting the therapeutic effect.
Second, there are a large number of Chinese herbal medicines in powder form, and some of them need to be crushed when they are dispensed, such as keel, oyster, talcum powder, peach kernel, etc. If washed first with water, it will inevitably cause the loss of these drugs and affect the efficacy.
Third, some medicinal materials such as Yuanhu made from vinegar, ephedra candied with jujube, rhubarb made from wine, bile Nanxing, etc. are added with auxiliary ingredients such as honey, vinegar, wine, bile, etc., if washed with water, some auxiliary materials will be lost.
It is worth mentioning that Chinese medicine should be blistered before cooking.
Generally, it should be immersed in cold water for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the water to penetrate the drug, so that the active ingredients of the drug are dissolved in the water first, so that it can be fully fried.
The amount of water added should generally be controlled by soaking in the medicinal materials and exceeding about 1 cm.