Experts suggest that cooking Chinese medicine with an induction cooker affects the efficacy
Today, many people use modern appliances such as induction cookers to boil Chinese medicine, but experts point out that when cooking Chinese medicine at home, it is best to choose wood fire, charcoal fire, or an open flame lit by a gas stove.
Traditional Chinese medicine pays attention to the “water and fire co-production method”. Although modern household appliances such as induction cookers and microwave ovens can completely achieve the above-mentioned open flame transformation, they have different degrees of damage to the effective ingredients of traditional Chinese medicine.
Most modern households use iron pans, non-stick pans, and stainless steel pans. However, it is best not to use these utensils for frying Chinese medicines. Casseroles made in some heavily polluted areas should not be used for frying Chinese medicines.The heavy metals will be replaced by alkaloids or other chemical components in the drug, which will be taken into the body by the patient, affecting health.
When cooking traditional Chinese medicine at home, it is recommended to choose authentic pottery pots or casseroles produced in contaminated areas.