Nowadays, Salvia miltiorrhiza tea has become a rookie in the eyes of many tea lovers. We all know that Salvia miltiorrhiza is a valuable medicinal material with many functions, but now more and more fake Salvia miltiorrhiza appear, so in life, how can we identify the real and fake Salvia miltiorrhiza? What are the precautions for purchasing Salvia miltiorrhiza?
We can identify by botanical characteristics, that is, we can look at the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza. If the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza presents a cylindrical, brick red surface, with most longitudinal grooves, it is easy to be broken, and the taste of Salvia miltiorrhiza is bitter.
The best Salvia miltiorrhiza is thick and strong, and its color is purplish red. So we can try to identify Salvia miltiorrhiza with water. If the color of the water does not change after soaking, it is genuine,
The medicinal materials may swell, the color of the medicinal materials may be lighter, the water of inferior Salvia miltiorrhiza will appear red after soaking in water, and the medicinal materials will turn light red.
Look at the section of Salvia miltiorrhiza, if it presents a radial texture, it is authentic. Shoddy, usually of softer quality, with no radial texture.
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In addition, Salvia miltiorrhiza can not be eaten with sheep liver, scallion, milk and Veratrum at the same time. Because the ketone oxygen and hydroxyl oxygen in Salvia miltiorrhiza react with iron and magnesium ions in sheep liver, the efficacy is reduced.