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Author Wu, Jing-Nuan, 1933-

Title An illustrated Chinese materia medica / Jing-Nuan Wu
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (706 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; Contents; An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica; Introduction; Illustrated Materia Medica; Appendix; Selected Bibliography; Glossary; Latin (Pharmaceutical) Name Index; English Name Index
Summary Herbal medicine, one of the cornerstones of traditional Chinese medicine, has evolved over centuries of clinical practice and results in a vast body of knowledge encompassing more than 6,000 substances, most of whose effects and uses have been documented and researched. This beautifully "Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica" offers contemporary medicinal, pharmaceutical, natural product chemists as well as practitioners of homeopathic and alternative medicines authentic, concise information on the 320 herbs used in 80 per cent of medicinal formulations in traditional Chinese medical practice. It also provides an overview of traditional Chinese medicine as a framework for understanding how herbal medicines fit within an integrated approach to health and well-being
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- China.
Materia medica, Vegetable -- China.
Medicine, Chinese.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00058472
ISBN 0195140176 (alk. paper)
0195302532 (electronic bk.)
0198032145 (electronic bk.)
9780195140170 (alk. paper)
9780195302530 (electronic bk.)
9780198032144 (electronic bk.)