Jing-Nuan Wu's An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica PDF

By Jing-Nuan Wu

one of many cornerstones of conventional chinese language drugs (TCM), natural drugs has developed over centuries of scientific perform and empirical effects right into a great physique of information encompassing greater than 6,000 ingredients, so much of whose results and makes use of were documented and researched. The literature on chinese language medicinal herbs is extraordinary and unsurpassed within the world's clinical wisdom; the earliest identified pharmacological paintings was once composed earlier than the tip of the 3rd century B.C. the 1st classical chinese language materia medica seemed through the overdue Han dynasty (25-22- A.D.) and incorporated 365 entries of botanical, zoological, and mineral elements, directory their homes 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 respectable 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. each one substance is profiled authoritatively in monographs that supply pharmaceutical, botanical and English names; style houses and channel tropisms; features; 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 deals a different combination of authenticity that's derived from wisdom of classical chinese language literature with a in actual fact sensible target of persenting helpful details in a simple, simply understandable style.

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