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By Carl-Herman Hempen

ISBN-10: 0443100942

ISBN-13: 9780443100949

Phytotherapy or natural medication is an important treatment inside chinese language drugs and is getting used more and more within the West.  A Materia Medica for chinese language drugs: vegetation, minerals and animal items describes four hundred of crucial vegetation, minerals and animal components used as remedies by means of chinese language clinical practitioners.  The goods incorporated were chosen in accordance with their measure of scientific relevance. every one therapy is obviously defined and illustrated on dealing with pages, making this an simply obtainable reference for either scholars and practitioners of chinese language natural medicine.  The sincerely laid out textual content offers the next info for every herb or substance integrated: a close description of the attribute good points indictions for secure use medicinal and poisonous results attainable combos with different elements full-colour illustrations, commonly for every substance, displaying the distinctive characterisitcs of the object defined A Materia Medica for chinese language drugs has been written via medically expert medical professionals who've labored as TCM therapists focusing on using chinese language herbs for greater than 30 years.  in keeping with their decades of educating and perform, the publication has been conscientiously compiled and designed to supply a concise and exact practice-based reference for either scholars and practitioners.

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530 • Pain due to wind-dampness ➔ Saposhnikoviae radix (fang feng) p. 42 • Wind-dampness ➔ Angelicae sinensis radix (dang gui) p. 768, Angelicae pubescentis radix (du huo) p. 350 Contraindications blood deficiency, yin deficiency, deficiency of the exterior Pregnancy use is allowed 39 I Perillae folium Zi su ye Family: Standard species: Variation: German: English: Lamiaceae Perilla frutescens Perilla frutescentis folium Schwarznesselblätter-und stängel perilla leaf Temperature  warm Taste   pungent aromatic Organ relationship   Lung Spleen Direction of action  sinking Site of action Surface/exterior, middle burner Actions/Indications  Releases the exterior Wind-cold with chills, fever, headache, cough, nasal congestion, stifling sensation in the chest  Dispels cold Fever, chills, headache, cough, respiratory complaints, bronchial sputum  Moves and regulates qi Spleen qi, digestive disorders, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sensation of fullness in the chest and abdomen  Tonifies and harmonizes the Spleen Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite  Calms the fetus Prevents abortions, premature birth, morning sickness of pregnancy  Detoxifies and disinfects Fish, shellfish and seafood poisoning  Dispels cold Shivering, fever, headache, nasal congestion  Drains damp Headache, cough, sputum Physiological/pharmacological effects in vitro antibiotic action (Staphylococcus aureus); antipyretic, bronchodilating properties, decreases bronchial spasm and reduces secretions.

716, Platycodi radix (jie geng) p. 636 • Wind-heat in the Liver, red eyes, swollen eyes ➔ Chrysanthemi flos (ju hua) p. 52, Tribuli fructus (bai ji li) p. 462 Contraindication exterior deficiency Pregnancy use is forbidden 55 I Cimicifugae rhizoma Sheng ma Family: Standard species: German: English: Ranunculaceae Cimicifuga heracleifolia, C. dahuricae, C. foetida, etc. Silberkerzenwurzelstock, Schlangenwurzel cimicifuga, bugbane rhizome, black cohosh, ‘ascendant hemp’ Temperature  cold tendency Taste    sweet bitter pungent Organ relationship     Spleen Stomach Lung Large Intestine Signal herb Large Intestine, Stomach channels Direction of action  lifting Site of action Surface/exterior, upper burner Actions/Indications  Releases the exterior Early stages of exanthemas, measles  Vents rashes Early stages of exanthemas, measles  Disinfects and detoxifies Exanthemas, swellings, sores, ulcers, painful throat obstruction  Raises the qi Spleen and Stomach qi; chronic diarrhoea, anal prolapse, uterine prolapse  Clears heat High fever, exanthemas sores, inflammation of the gums, tongue sores, swollen and painful throat  Expels wind-heat Exanthemas, measles Physiological/pharmacological effects in vitro antibiotic, antifungal, anti- pyretic, mildly anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect.

388 • Post-traumatic headaches, obstruction in the channels due to wind-cold ➔ Bupleuri radix (chai hu) p. 50 • Coughing and wheezing, cold-induced phlegm ➔ Schisandrae fructus (wu wei zi) p. 850 • Headaches, toothaches due to wind-heat ➔ Rehmanniae radix (sheng di huang) p. 168 • Chest pain due to cold, qi stagnation ➔ Cinnamomi cassiae ramulus (gui zhi) p. 26, Salviae miltiorrhizae radix (dan shen) p. 570 • Painful breast lumps ➔ Angelicae sinensis radix (dang gui) p. 768, Carthami flos (hong hua) p.

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