Fact check: 吃中药会上火吗?Would you experience heatiness after taking herbs? – Virtue TCM 醫道閣

Fact check: 吃中药会上火吗?Would you experience heatiness after taking herbs?

 

解答:我们日常生活中喝的菊花茶、罗汉果、薏米水等都是中草药,它们都不会上火,他们是降火的。中药的药性是根据四气五味来归类。中药有分寒、凉、温和热四气,味道有辛、甘、酸、苦、咸,每种气味都有不同的功效。

寒凉的中药用在热证,温热药用在寒证。不是所有中药都是补药,都会上火,而是所有中药都有分寒热。

如果你吃中药会上火,是因为你吃错药,你身体有热,你再吃一些温热药,那么你就会上火。

Answer: The commonest tea that we drink in daily life are chrysanthemum, barley ,monk fruit tea, etc. They are herbs in cooling nature, meaning they will not create heatiness in our body, whereas they aim to clear internal heat. 

The medicinal properties of  Chinese medicine herbs are classified according to their nature and flavor. The nature of herbs is simply classified into cold and warm. The flavors are pungent, sweet, sour, bitter and salty, each of which has a different effect.

Cold nature herbs are used in heat syndrome and warm nature herbs used in cold syndrome. 

Why did you experience heatiness after taking herbs? It is because you take the improper herbs that are not suitable for your body constitution. When there is heat in your body and you continue to take warm nature will cause more heat in your body. Instead, you should consume cooling nature herbs.