By Jing-Nuan Wu
One of many cornerstones of conventional chinese language medication (TCM), natural drugs has developed over centuries of medical perform and empirical effects right into a gigantic 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 exceptional and unsurpassed within the world's clinical wisdom; the earliest identified pharmacological paintings was once composed sooner than the top of the 3rd century B.C. the 1st classical chinese language materia medica seemed through the past due Han dynasty (25-22- A.D.) and incorporated 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 line with development, which had 1558 entries, greater than 3,000 formulae, and have become the reputable 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 offer pharmaceutical, botanical and English names; taste houses and channel tropisms; services; scientific makes use of and significant mixtures; dosage and management; and precautions. meant for medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists in addition to practitioners of homeopathic and replacement medicinal drugs, this materia medica bargains a distinct mixture of authenticity that's derived from wisdom of classical chinese language literature with a essentially functional target of persenting worthy info in a simple, simply understandable variety.
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For Lung Heat with dry cough, cough with scanty, sticky sputum in pulmonary problems with Yin Deﬁciency; for Deﬁciency of Qi and Yin with feverishness and thirst. – g, decocted in water for internal use. It is incompatible with Rhizoma et Radix Veratri (Li Lu). ) Fisch. or Adenophora axilliﬂora Borb. (Fam. ) Fisch. (Fam. Campanulaceae) . Lower part of the plant; . Branch with the ﬂowers; . Opened corolla showing stamen; .
Amaranthaceae) . Branch with fruit; . Root; . Flower; . Little petal; . Stamen and pistal; . Fruit Radix Aconiti monkshood mother root dried parent root tuber Radix Aconiti is produced chieﬂy in Sichuan, Hubei, and Hunan provinces. After plants are collected in summer, the hairy rootlets are removed, and the root is used after processing. , , Pungent and bitter in ﬂavor, warm in property, heavily poisonous, acts on the Heart, Liver, and Spleen channels.
Pills (wan) are made by combining the ﬁne powder of pulverized medicinal substances with a viscous medium, usually with honey. The sizes of the pills vary, and usually are prescribed with some common edible substance such as mustard seeds and long yan fruit. Tonic formula is usually made into big “honey pills” (mi wan), while other formula may be made into smaller “water pills” (shui wan). From a functional perspective, pills are usually mild and slow in action. Another form of medicinal preparation is powder (san), a readily absorbable, convenient, and easily stored form.