By Institute of Chinese Materia Medica
Catalogues the one hundred fifty species of medicinal vegetation most typically utilized in conventional chinese language medication. The ebook, which was once compiled in collaboration with the Institute of chinese language Materia Medica, used to be produced with a purpose to converse wisdom approximately natural drugs that has accrued over hundreds of thousands of years, has been proven via either empirical event and clinical assessment, and but has not often been released outdoors the chinese language literature. The publication additionally responds to expanding admire for the price of medicinal vegetation as a resource of efficacious and cheap new medications that provide an immense replacement to chemically synthesized drugs.
Each plant species is first documented through a whole color photo taken less than common stipulations through the flowering or fruiting season. the place correct, a moment picture illustrates the plant elements from which the crude drug is extracted. Explanatory notes for every species disguise botanical identify and synonyms, chinese language identify, English identify, elements used, description of the plant, its habitat, and geographical distribution, and medical symptoms and dosage. a few of the syndromes and scientific symptoms are defined in conventional chinese language clinical terminology. details on symptoms and dosage is according to theories for the prescription of medicinal crops taken from conventional chinese language pharmacology.
To facilitate retrieval of data, plant species are listed based on botanical names, English names, names in chinese language phonetic alphabet, and chinese language (Han) characters. The ebook, which used to be compiled for reference and academic reasons, encompasses a be aware advising readers of the risks of self-treatment.