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An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica by Jing-Nuan Wu

By Jing-Nuan Wu

one of many cornerstones of conventional chinese language drugs (TCM), natural drugs has advanced over centuries of scientific perform and empirical effects right into a titanic physique of information encompassing greater than 6,000 ingredients, such a lot of whose results and makes use of were documented and researched. The literature on chinese language medicinal herbs is unheard of and unsurpassed within the world's clinical wisdom; the earliest identified pharmacological paintings used to be composed prior to the top of the 3rd century B.C. the 1st classical chinese language materia medica seemed throughout the past due Han dynasty (25-22- A.D.) and integrated 365 entries of botanical, zoological, and mineral components, directory their homes and results. next materia medica have been assembled in the course of almost 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 used to be the 30-volume Materia Medica prepared in response to Pattern, which had 1558 entries, greater than 3,000 formulae, and have become the legit pharmacopoeia of natural drugs 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. each one substance is profiled authoritatively in monographs that supply pharmaceutical, botanical and English names; taste homes and channel tropisms; services; medical makes use of and significant mixtures; dosage and management; and precautions. meant for medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists in addition to practitioners of homeopathic and substitute medicinal drugs, this materia medica deals a distinct mixture of authenticity that's derived from wisdom of classical chinese language literature with a essentially sensible aim of persenting worthy details in a simple, simply understandable style.

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