Doctors in China are warning the public against mixing a popular TCM brew with cold water to make fake iced Americanos because of dangerous side effects. Photo: SCMP
Doctors in China are warning the public against mixing a popular TCM brew with cold water to make fake iced Americanos because of dangerous side effects. Photo: SCMP

‘Fake Americano’ to cope with heatwave: doctors in China warn against using traditional Chinese medicine to create ‘risky’ trendy drink

  • A drink made by mixing a bottle of a Chinese herbal liquid named Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Shui with water and ice cubes is alarming doctors in China
  • Medical warnings say drinking too much of the liquid, which contains alcohol, can cause nausea and vomiting and heart palpitations

Doctors in China are warning the public against mixing a popular TCM brew with cold water to make fake iced Americanos because of dangerous side effects. Photo: SCMP
Doctors in China are warning the public against mixing a popular TCM brew with cold water to make fake iced Americanos because of dangerous side effects. Photo: SCMP
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