By Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Trade paperback book
This volume discusses the properties and actions of Chinese medicinal herbs, how they should be processed, their compatibilities and contraindictions, and correct dosage and administration. Further discussions of individual herbs are categorized by Chinese medical usage: diaphoretics, heat clearing, dampness removing, interior warming, qi regulating, hemostatic, phlegm resolving, tranquilizing, resuscitative, and astringent medicinals. The entry for each medicinal discusses the substance, which part to use, when it can be gathered, and how it is processed. It then lists its medicinal properties, action, applications, dosage and usage, and includes additional notes. Also included is an appendix of the herbs by their Latin names.