"Huang Qianci" can not be eaten by sulfur?Experts say that there is a secret behind the color differences of Gastrodia!

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Gastrodia, flatness, sweetness, and returning to the liver meridian.It has the functions of resting wind and stopping spasm, lying on the liver and yang, and removing wind.It is used to treat headaches, dizziness, limb numbness, inconsistency of hands and feet, rheumatism pain, pediatric shocking, epilepsy convulsions, tetanus wind and other diseases.Because Gastrodia has many effects, it is loved by everyone in daily life.

Patients often took the Gastrodiac I bought at outpatient clinics at the First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine: "Professor Chen, I often buy a little Gastrodia stewed chicken to eat, but the Gastrodiac is yellowish.Bai Liangbai, a bit sour, is it white or yellow gastrodia? "

Generally speaking, the color of the wild gastrodia is brownish yellow, and it has a taste of chicken feces, while white gastrodia has a faint flavor of bark.The main reason why Gastrodia has color differences is whether there are sulfur smoke.

Gastrodia has a history of sulfur fumigation since ancient times. With a little sulfur to smoke Gastrodiac, it can prevent insects and mildew, and removing humidity.The color smoked with sulfur is bright and white, and the sense of transparency is stronger, which increases the aesthetic effect.

Generally speaking, there is no difference between yellow and white gastrodia.

Sulfur smoke gastrodia is a normal process of traditional Chinese medicine, which will reasonably control the content of sulfur. According to the "Chinese Pharmacopoeia" 2010 version of the second added of the Castle records, the check limit of sulfur dioxide in Gastrodia must not exceed 400 mg per kilogram per kilogram.Essence

If you purchase gastrodia directly, it is recommended to choose a gastrodiac infected with sulfur. If it is kept for a long time, you can buy a white gastrodia with sulfur fumigation. It can be used for half a day before using it.

Generally speaking, if the traditional method is strictly followed, the amount of sulfur residue in Gastrodia is very small, and short -term and small amounts generally do not cause harm to the human body.However, if you use excessive sulfur soaked gastrodia for a long time, it will cause harm to the human body.

1. Smelling the smell, the gastrodia that smoked with sulfur will have a pungent smell, and ordinary gastrodia will emit a taste of chicken feces.

2. Taste the taste. Put a small amount of gastrodia slices that smoked a small amount of sulfur into your mouth and you will feel sour.

3. Looking at the color, you can identify according to the color. The ordinary gastrodia skin is yellowish white or pale yellow, slightly transparent or opaque. The horizontal rings formed by a bit of protrusion. The quality is hard and difficult to break.The color that smoked with sulfur is bright and transparent.

1. Gastrodia stewed pigeon

Composition: 250 grams of pigeons, 15 grams of Gastrodia, and the right amount of condiments.

Method: Wash the Gastrodiacs with warm water; chop the pigeons and simmer the blood; put the pigeon pieces in the casserole, add sky hemp tablets, mix water, boil on high heat for 10 minutes, turn to low heat and simmer for about 1 hour;Stew the pigeons until rotten.

Usage: Meat eats soup.

Applicable: Treatment of positive headache, refractory headache and dizziness of hypertension, and numbness of the limbs.

2. Gastrodia wolfberry

Composition: 10 grams of Gastrodia, 100 grams of japonica rice, 15 grams of wolfberry.

Method: Soak the gastrodiac, cut into thin slices, and boil the rice with japonica and wolfberry.

Usage: Two times and gastrodia tablets are taken 2 times within 1 day.

Application: Hypertension, eyes red, toothache, etc. of yin deficiency and fire prosperity.

In the process of processing, some Chinese medicine allows the fumigation of a little sulfur, but some merchants use excess sulfur to prevent the appearance of insects and products, which not only changes the medicinal properties, but also causes poisoning.It is recommended that you must buy Chinese medicine in regular pharmacies and hospitals.

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