Traditional Chinese medicine has curative effect on multiple treatment and remission of disease. Most people like traditional Chinese medicine to fill body, but you know what kind of decoction of traditional Chinese medicine is? Do you know how to drink Chinese traditional medicine? Do you know what the best time to drink traditional Chinese medicine is?
The role of Chinese medicine is very big. Some people immediately drink after decocting well the traditional Chinese medicine. Does people drink hot traditional Chinese medicine have the best effect?
“Medicine is OK, drink it with the heat!” this is a lot of people’s experience of Chinese traditional medicine, so, is there the reason?
Parts of the traditional Chinese medicine are bad to drink in heat. It will have the effect after cooling.
Theory of traditional Chinese medicine for oral decoction temperature is very strict. 10 kinds of instructions about how to take medicine and it is specific to the syrup temperature. There are three kinds of temperature: warm-taken decoction, hot-taken decoction and cold-taken decoction.
Warm-taken decoction, hot-taken decoction and cold-taken decoction
The warm-taken decoction is that drink decoction with warm temperatures. General decoction of Chinese medicine should be “warm- taken decoction”, namely immediately filtered medicine juice out after decoction. Drink with room temperature in 30 Celsius degree to 37 Celsius degree. Medicine like pill and powder should be taken in warm water, which is a kind of warm- taken decoction.
Hot-taken decoction is that immediately drink when medicine decocted well. Treat cold syndrome with hot natured drugs, which appropriate to take in heat. For example, traditional Chinese medicine of dispelling wind and cold should be taken in heat. And then people can eat hot porridge and hot water to help potency.
Cold-taken decoction is that drink with cold temperature. Generally, medicine for clearing heat and relieving toxin, especially which can relieve summer-heat will have better effect by cold-taken decoction.
Patients with vomiting or poisoning should take in cold. In the south of China, t people often take some of the herbal tea in summer. In fact, it is also a kind of Chinese traditional medicine. Just as its name implies, a lot of tea drink in cool. Cool tea will have better effect in relieve summer-heat. However, taking the decoction which should not take in cold can cause gastrointestinal irritation to cause abdominal pain and diarrhea or vomiting.
In complex pathological process, when disease develop to severe stage, people use special medication methods to adapt to the condition of special needs, for example, syndrome of “real heat with false cold” should use method that “cold medicines take in heat” to adapt to the condition changes. In the case of a syndrome of “real cold with false heat” should approach to “hot medicines take in cold” to adapt to the condition of the transformation.
Otherwise, it often causes that the drug resistance after taking the drug, which will lead to no treatment effect. From the point view of TCM, heat syndrome more appear that fever, thirst, dry stool, yellow and short urine, red tongue nature, yellow tongue fur and fast pulse. And cold syndrome appear that chills, no sweat, cold pain in the abdomen, pale tongue, white and thin moss.
In short, traditional Chinese medicine should be taken in cold or heat according to the circumstances of the specific analysis. The treatment of fever can be taken in cold, and the treatment of cold syndrome should be taken in heat. Patients can control the temperature according to their own situation. However, for the sake of caution, the patient should ask about the use of traditional Chinese medicine after getting the medicine.