By Jeremy Ross
Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine
This is a clinical material medica with 120 herbs that is designed for quick access to a wealth of clinically important data, including:
- Traditional Western use
- Traditional Chinese use, when available
- Comparison with similar herb(s)
- Constituents and paharmacology
- Dose and dispensing
ACTIONS AND USES TABLES
The heart of each herb chapter is a clear and useful table that brings together Chinese actions, Western actions, Western uses, and examples of herb pairs for specific disorders.
700 HERB PAIRS
Herb pairs are the basic unit of herb combination. About 700 herb pairs are listed in this book with examples of the disorders treated. In the Appendix, there is a list of herb pairs for main Western disorders.
120 HERB ILLUSTRATIONS
This book is enhanced by 120 elegant line illustrations by Inken Töpffer, to show clearly the plant parts that aid identification, and to give a clear visualization of the herb.
LISTS OF HERBS FOR CHINESE SYNDROMES
All main Chinese syndromes are given with details of symptoms, pulse, and tongue, and lists of suitable herbs. This large chapter gives not only individual Chinese syndromes, but common Chinese syndrome combinations.