By Jing-Nuan Wu

ISBN-10: 0195140176

ISBN-13: 9780195140170

one of many cornerstones of conventional chinese language drugs (TCM), natural medication has advanced over centuries of medical perform and empirical effects right into a titanic physique of information encompassing greater than 6,000 components, such a lot of whose results and makes use of were documented and researched. The literature on chinese language medicinal herbs is unprecedented and unsurpassed within the world's scientific wisdom; the earliest recognized pharmacological paintings used to be composed sooner than the top of the 3rd century B.C. the 1st classical chinese language materia medica seemed through the overdue Han dynasty (25-22- A.D.) and integrated 365 entries of botanical, zoological, and mineral ingredients, directory their houses and results. next materia medica have been assembled in the course of nearly each dynasty from the Liang (456-536 A.D.) to the Qing (1645-1911). one of the significant remedies released in the course of those centuries was once the 30-volume Materia Medica prepared in response to Pattern, which had 1558 entries, greater than 3,000 formulae, and have become the authentic pharmacopoeia of natural medication in China for 500 years.

n Illustrated chinese language Materia Medica brings to the English language a lavishly illustrated atlas of the 320 herbs used most often in conventional chinese language scientific perform. every one substance is profiled authoritatively in monographs that offer pharmaceutical, botanical and English names; style homes and channel tropisms; capabilities; scientific makes use of and significant combos; dosage and management; and precautions. meant for medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists in addition to practitioners of homeopathic and replacement drugs, this materia medica bargains a distinct combination of authenticity that's derived from wisdom of classical chinese language literature with a in actual fact functional target of persenting useful details in an easy, simply understandable style.

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