By Jing-Nuan Wu
One of many cornerstones of conventional chinese language drugs (TCM), natural drugs has developed over centuries of scientific perform and empirical effects right into a mammoth physique of information encompassing greater than 6,000 elements, such a lot of whose results and makes use of were documented and researched. The literature on chinese language medicinal herbs is remarkable and unsurpassed within the world's clinical wisdom; the earliest recognized pharmacological paintings was once composed sooner than the tip of the 3rd century B.C. the 1st classical chinese language materia medica seemed throughout the overdue Han dynasty (25-22- A.D.) and integrated 365 entries of botanical, zoological, and mineral ingredients, directory their homes and results. next materia medica have been assembled in the course of almost 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 keeping with development, which had 1558 entries, greater than 3,000 formulae, and have become the legitimate 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 scientific perform. each one substance is profiled authoritatively in monographs that supply pharmaceutical, botanical and English names; taste homes and channel tropisms; services; scientific makes use of and significant combos; dosage and management; and precautions. meant for medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists in addition to practitioners of homeopathic and replacement medications, this materia medica bargains a special mix of authenticity that's derived from wisdom of classical chinese language literature with a sincerely functional goal of persenting priceless details in an easy, simply understandable variety.
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For knee pain due to Wind Dampness, it is used with Radix Aristolochiae Fangchi (Fang Ji), Rhizoma Dioscoreae (Bi Xie), and Radix Angelicae Pubescentis (Du Huo). For hematuria and diﬃcult and painful urination, it is used with Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang Gui), Herba Dianthi (Qu Mai), and Medulla Tetrapanacis (Tong Cao), and Pulvis Talci (Hua Shi) in “The Radix Achyranehis Bidentatae Decoction” (Niu Xi Tang). For hematuresis, epistaxis, toothache, canker, headache, and dizziness. For intense Heat in the Blood, it is used with Rhizoma Imperatae (Bai Mao Gen), Herba Cirsii Segeti ( Xiao Ji), and Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis (Zhi Zi).
Koidz. var. australis (Diels) Rehd. (Fam. ) Decne. (Fam. Lardizabalaceae) . Branch with flowers; . male flower; . Female flower; . Fruit Cortex Albizziae Julibrissin silk tree albizzia bark, mimosa tree bark bark Cortex Albizziae Julibrissin is produced in all parts of China. It is collected in summer and autumn, and cut into slices. , , Sweet in ﬂavor, neutral in property, acts on the Heart and Liver channels.
Research has shown that diﬀerent herbs with similar functions actually have similar chemical compositions. For example, Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata (Fu Zi), Rhizoma Zingiberis (Gan Jiang), Fructus Evodiae (Wu Zhu Yu), and Flos Caryophylli (Ding Xiang) all have the function of warming the interior, and all contain demethylcoclaurine. It has been demonstrated that demethylcoclaurine is directly related to the function of warming the Interior. In recent years, signiﬁcant progress has been made in clinical research on medicinal herbs, especially in China and European countries.
An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica by Jing-Nuan Wu