The application theory of traditional Chinese medicine is quite unique. Traditional Chinese medicine has four gas. Four-Qi, also known as four-sex, refers to the cold, hot, warm, cool. It refers to the drug's symplectic, sour, gan, bitter, salty. Chinese herbal medicine's gas, taste is different, its curative effect is also different.
The application forms of Chinese herbal medicine are various, and the decoction, which has been prepared by adding water to the dregs, has been milled into powder-like powder, and pill, ointment, wine, tablet, granule, injection agent, etc.
Chinese herbal medicine has a lot of drugs, plant medicine to ginseng, Ganoderma lucidum, Polygonum multiflorum, Medlar is most famous. Animal medicine to Bezoar, bear bile, snake venom, velvet and other most precious. Mineral medicine to Cinnabar, Glauber's salt, etc. as the most commonly used.
The most common, therefore, according to the definition of "plant extract", "herbal extracts" can be defined as: is based on plant animals, such as raw materials, under the guidance of the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, according to the needs of the use of the final products extracted, through physical and chemical extraction and separation process, directional acquisition and concentration of a plant animal or a variety of active ingredients, Products that are formed without altering the structure of their active components. However, I think that this definition is still imperfect, Chinese medicine must be under the guidance of Chinese medicine is called Traditional Chinese medicine, but many extracts are based on its composition efficacy to determine its use, if the literal understanding is called herbal extracts more appropriate. (Sichuan Wei Jengbo language) Therefore, the concept of plant extracts can be accepted and recognized by all countries, and it is also the common expression of the spread of herbs in various countries. But plant extracts do not include animals and other extracts.