Essentials of Chinese Medicine: Materia Medica

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By Dafang Zeng
Hardcover book
ISBN 9780972843928
276 pages, 5.00 x 7.00″

This text is the first in a unified series entitled Essentials of Chinese Medicine that is an effort on the part of the publisher and authors to use concise, accurate and simple language to transmit the essential knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine. There are a number of such books available; this one is well assembled and highly useful.

There are 318 commonly used herbs in this book categorized into 19 chapters based on their therapeutic effects. The most common or the imperial herbs are presented in depth, each on a full page. Every herb is introduced by its unique characteristics and compared to its related herbs. Supplemental information is also provided in the comments section to clarify or to express some important concepts. Remarks and differentiations are provided at the end of each chapter. The most common or the imperial herbs are presented in depth, each on a full page. Every herb is introduced by its unique characteristics and compared to its related herbs. Supplemental information is also provided in the comments section to clarify or to express some important concepts. Remarks and differentiations are provided at the end of each chapter,

This book was structured to incorporate all three major points (functions, indications, and combinations) together into one section. This structure can help students understand the application of herbs and be consistent in their learning process. Combining these points into one section is a unique feature of this book.

Standardized pinyin and Latin pharmaceutical names of herbs were adopted based on the Physicians’ Desk Reference.

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Weight 1.10 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 7 × 1 in

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