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By Jing-Nuan Wu
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, so much of whose results and makes use of were documented and researched. The literature on chinese language medicinal herbs is unheard of and unsurpassed within the world's clinical wisdom; the earliest recognized pharmacological paintings was once composed ahead of the top of the 3rd century B.C. the 1st classical chinese language materia medica seemed in the course of the past due Han dynasty (25-22- A.D.) and incorporated 365 entries of botanical, zoological, and mineral elements, 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 used to be the 30-volume Materia Medica prepared in response to trend, which had 1558 entries, greater than 3,000 formulae, and have become the reliable 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 clinical perform. every one substance is profiled authoritatively in monographs that offer pharmaceutical, botanical and English names; taste houses and channel tropisms; features; 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 drugs, this materia medica deals a different combination of authenticity that's derived from wisdom of classical chinese language literature with a sincerely useful aim of persenting helpful info in a simple, simply understandable sort.
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In addition to decoction, there are some other forms of herbal medicine. 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.
Fully. A combination of herbs that can reduce or eliminate toxicity or that reduces adverse side eﬀects, must be considered when using toxic substances. A combination that causes toxicity or strong adverse side eﬀects should be avoided at all times. . Contraindications Traditional Chinese herbs are very safe in general, but they can be harmful to the body if used improperly. There are four types of contraindications or prohibitions in using these substances. Contraindication to the symptoms refers to the use of an herb for diseases or symptoms inappropriate to the indications of the herb.
An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica by Jing-Nuan Wu