Tea and bogey when taking Chinese medicine
Generally speaking, taking traditional Chinese medicine and drinking tea are not contradictory, as long as the interval is about half an hour.
However, there are very few teas available.
For example, a prescription for treating a headache with a medicament is called Chuanxiongcha Tiaosan, which uses tea to deliver powdered medicine or decoction and tea clothes. The purpose is to use the bitter cold nature of tea and clear it down to facilitate blood circulation, So as to achieve the effect of quenching the wind and analgesic, but if there is no special note, do not take Chinese medicine with tea.
There are several situations where tea should not be consumed: When treating an acute attack, especially patients with active peptic ulcer, it is not advisable to drink tea, and it is not advisable to drink strong tea during the medication.
Because of the high content of caffeine in strong tea, caffeine can enhance gastric secretion and affect the healing of ulcers.
It is not advisable to drink tea while taking Ningshen tranquilizer, because the caffeine in tea can excite the cerebral cortex, thereby achieving the efficacy of antipsychotics, which cannot achieve the purpose of treatment.
It is not advisable to drink tea when taking nourishing Chinese medicine. The hardening acid in tea has an astringent effect, which can absorb nutrients such as protein by the human body. At the same time, the fermented substances in tea and the active ingredients in medicine will weaken the tonic effect.
In fact, when taking nourishing drugs such as Codonopsis, Astragalus, and Yam, the transformation of tea, especially the absorption of strong tea, will reduce the efficacy.
The large amount of alkaline acids contained in tea can easily cause insoluble precipitation with alkaloids, so that the drug cannot be absorbed and cannot function.
The active ingredients of many Chinese medicines are alkaloids. For example, ephedra contains ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, Coptis chinensis and Phellodendron both contain berberine, and 100 parts contain 100 parts base.
Mandala and other active ingredients are also mainly alkaloids.
Therefore, when the decoction of these medicines and tea are taken together, precipitation will occur and the effect of the medicine will be affected.