By Jing-Nuan Wu

ISBN-10: 0195140176

ISBN-13: 9780195140170

One of many cornerstones of conventional chinese language medication (TCM), natural medication has advanced over centuries of medical perform and empirical effects right into a great physique of data 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 remarkable and unsurpassed within the world's clinical wisdom; the earliest recognized pharmacological paintings used to be composed prior to the tip of the 3rd century B.C. the 1st classical chinese language materia medica seemed throughout the overdue Han dynasty (25-22- A.D.) and incorporated 365 entries of botanical, zoological, and mineral components, directory their houses 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 keeping with development, which had 1558 entries, greater than 3,000 formulae, and have become the respectable 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 offer pharmaceutical, botanical and English names; taste homes and channel tropisms; services; 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 substitute medications, this materia medica bargains a different mix of authenticity that's derived from wisdom of classical chinese language literature with a in actual fact sensible goal of persenting priceless details in an easy, simply understandable kind.

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Rununcu-laceae) . Root; . Branch with flowers.    Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowi   Acorus   dried rhizome Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowi is produced mainly in the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, where it is collected in early spring, cleaned after removing the leaves, dried in sunlight, and used unprepared. , ,    Pungent in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Heart and Stomach channels.  Opens the orifices to calm the Mind, eliminates Dampness and Phlegm to improve the appetite.

In fact, it is similar to Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata in flavor, properties, and clinical use, except that it is less effective in supplementing Yang but more effective in dispelling Wind. It is also used as an analgesic. – g, if used in powder.  . More toxic than Radix Aconiti and Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata. Must be decocted in water  minutes before the other herbs. . Contraindicated for use during pregnancy. . It is incompatible with Rhizoma Pinelliae (Ban Xia), Fructus Trichosanthis (Gua Lou), Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae (Chuan Bei Mu), and Rhizoma Bletillae Striatae (Bai Ji).

Flower; . Bark    Fructus Akebiae   akebia fruit   nearly ripe fruit Fructus Akebiae is produced in the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, and Hunan. It is collected in September, washed, dried, and sliced. , ,    Bitter in flavor, cold in property, acts on the Liver, Gallbladder, Stomach, and Bladder channels.  Soothes the Liver and relieves depression, promotes blood circulation to relieve pain, causes diuresis, and destroys parasites.

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