First, the sexual characteristics of commonly used Chinese medicine
The traditional Chinese medicines often used in the Qing Dynasty tea drinks are mostly medicinal products, such as yam, licorice, wolfberry, Poria, Chinese bellflower, jujube kernel, Alisma, malt, etc., or warmer and cooler products.
In terms of medicinal properties, tea substitutes are commonly used for sweet and light products, such as Poria, Coix Seeds, Astragalus, Alisma, Yam, Licorice, Jujube, White Lentils, Medlar, Dendrobium, Talc, Rush, Pueraria, Honeysuckle, Green Fruit , Sand ginseng, etc.
It is worth mentioning that, except for a few Chinese medicines (Zixie, talc, rush, and sand ginseng) that meet the above two characteristics, most of them belong to the "substances that are both food and Chinese medicinal materials" recognized by the national health administrative department in modern times. ("Drug quality"), indicating that it is safe and palatable.