By Hong-yen Hsu, Yuh-Pan Chen, & Mina Hong
In 1982, the Oriental Healing Arts Institute published The Chemical Constituents of Oriental Herbs by Dr. Hong-yen Hsu, a landmark work classifying Chinese herbal drugs that had appeared in scientific publications through 1978. In this second volume, Dr. Hsu updates the information from 1978 to 1982, a four-year period in which scientists had isolated many new compounds, bringing the total to more than 1,400 herbs. The result is a first-rate textbook essential to any serious student of traditional Chinese medicine.
(Hardcover, 829 pgs.)