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What foods should be avoided during the reception of Chinese medicine?

What should be paid attention to obtain the maximum therapeutic effect means of Chinese medicine? Do I need to diet? Doubts on this score troubled many. Below on the example of the most common questions we consider the basic rules that must be followed when taking drugs of traditional Chinese medicine.

1.Is it possible after taking the drugs Chinese medicine to drink tea?

Chinese traditional medicine recommends to refrain from the consumption of tea during the intake of therapeutic drugs. Chemical elements present in tea leaves, not only reduce the effectiveness of therapeutic drugs, but also may cause side effects. It is not recommended to wash down medicine with tea. Tea has the property ?to dissolve? the drug, reducing its effectiveness. Tannic acid, in large quantities contained in tea leaves, when entering into reaction with the alkaloids capable of forming infusible white precipitate (chloride mercurymon), and because alkaloids play the role of active compounds for many drugs of traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese ephedra contains ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, Coptic and Phellodendron contain berberine, Japanese stemona – Semonin etc. Alkaloids are the main active componentdata plants as Corydalis, Japanese, the weed, the weed bristly, Solomonic double-toothed, white Datura, Indian, etc. As a result of interaction of decoctions on the basis of these plants with tea precipiate is formed, having a pronounced negative effect on the therapeutic properties of the drug. At the same time tannic acid has an astringent effect and is able to prevent the absorption of proteins and other nutrients. The use of tea, especially strong, leading to decreased efficiency of soft medications on the basis of codonopsis microdasys, Astragalus, Dioscorea, etc.

2. What vegetables not recommended to be consumed during reception of preparations of Chinese traditional medicine?

1) During reception of preparations of Chinese traditional medicine (with the exception of expectorants) are advised to avoid consumption of radish. Radish has properties to stimulate digestion and to remove stagnant Chi energy, which negatively affects the healing properties of restorative medicines, in particular medicines based on ginseng, etc.

2) Patients suffering from diseases of the digestive tract, including hepatitis and chronic gastroenteritis, while taking medicines designed to improve the health of the spleen, warming and regulation of the activity of the stomach, one should abandon the consumption of garlic. Allicin contained in garlic, has an irritating effect on the mucous membrane of the stomach and can cause redness, preventing full manifestation of the potential medicinal effect of the drug. 3. In a time of medication Chinese medicine to drink milk?

Milk contains large amounts of tyramine. Welcome gipotenziveh drugs inhibit the enzyme responsible for its breakdown, and, as a consequence, the accumulation of tyramine in the body, which in turn can cause a sharp pressure surges, arrhythmia, in severe cases – prolonged increased blood pressure and hypertensive crisis.