By Hong-yen Hsu, Ph.D.
The Way to Good Health with Chinese Herbs stresses the importance of diet therapy as an essential component of herbal medicine in the management of disease. Eighty-six representative ailments are considered and the composition, effects, and uses of 145 herbal prescriptions officially sanctioned for medicinal use by the Japanese and Taiwanese Ministries of Health are described. Included is an appendix of 286 commonly used herbs identified by their Chinese, common and scientific names, parts used (e.g. seed, root), and medicinal actions. With its modest, sensible and practical approach, The Way to Good Health with Chinese Herbs serves as an ideal handbook for nonprofessionals concerned with general health maintenance.
(Paperback, 230 pgs.)