By Hong-yen Hsu, Ph.D., et al.
Presented here is a distillation of knowledge accumulated over centuries of clinical practice and decades of modern laboratory work on the efficacy of 768 medicinal herbs. This accessible and informative guide identifies and indexes each herb according to its botanical, pharmaceutical, Wade-Giles, pin-yin, and common English-language names. Details of essence, flavor, traditional use, dosage chemical constituents, and pharmacological actions are also given, and each entry is accompanied by a line drawing to make identification easy. Oriental Materia Medica is an indispensable resource for the study and practice of traditional Chinese medicine.
(Hardcover, 932 pgs.)