By Carl-Herman Hempen

Phytotherapy or natural drugs is an important treatment inside chinese language medication and is getting used more and more within the West.  A Materia Medica for chinese language drugs: vegetation, minerals and animal items describes four hundred of an important crops, minerals and animal ingredients used as remedies by means of chinese language scientific practitioners.  The goods incorporated were chosen in keeping with their measure of scientific relevance. every one treatment is obviously defined and illustrated on dealing with pages, making this an simply obtainable reference for either scholars and practitioners of chinese language natural medicine.  The in actual fact laid out textual content provides the next information for every herb or substance incorporated: a close description of the attribute positive aspects indictions for secure use medicinal and poisonous results attainable mixtures with different ingredients full-colour illustrations, usually for every substance, exhibiting the specified characterisitcs of the object defined A Materia Medica for chinese language drugs has been written via medically informed medical professionals who've labored as TCM therapists focusing on using chinese language herbs for greater than 30 years.  in accordance with their decades of educating and perform, the ebook has been conscientiously compiled and designed to supply a concise and actual practice-based reference for either scholars and practitioners.

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718, Glycyrrhizae radix (gan cao) p. 716 • Post-traumatic pain, gynaecological complaints, blood stasis ➔ Persicae semen (tao ren) p. 564, Moutan cortex (mu dan pi) p. 164 Compatibility limited by fresh onions Contraindications heat due to yin deficiency, blood heat, wind-heat Pregnancy use is forbidden 27 I Coriandri herba et fructus Hu sui Family: Standard species: German: English: Apiaceae Coriandrum sativum Koriander coriander Temperature  warm Taste  pungent Organ relationship    Lung Stomach Spleen Direction of action  sinking Site of action Surface, middle burner Actions/Indications  Releases the exterior Fever without sweating  Vents rashes Measles, chickenpox  Harmonizes and tonifies the middle burner Relieves food stagnation, digestive problems  Dispels wind-cold Fever without sweating, cold symptoms Physiological/pharmacological effects contains volatile oils, stimulates gas­ tric juices, promotes digestion, mild spasmolytic effect.

852 • Damp-heat with vaginal discharge ➔ Phellodendri cortex (huang bai) p. 180, Plantaginis semen (che qian zi) p. 328 Compatibility • Enhanced by Angelicae sinensis radix (dang gui) p. 768 • Impaired by Inulae flos (xuan fu hua) p. 632 • Mollifies the toxicity of Realgar (xiong huang), Sulfur (liu huang) p. 884 Contraindications dryness due to blood deficiency or yin deficiency, open sores, febrile illnesses, ascendant Liver yang Pregnancy use is allowed 23 I Asari herba Xi xin Family: Standard species: Variation: German: English: Aristolochiacea Asarum sieboldii, A.

64, Arctii fructus (niu bang zi) p. 48 • Throat problems due to wind-heat, cough, hoarseness, loss of voice ➔ Arctii fructus (niu bang zi) p. 48, Menthae herba (bo he) p. 60, Forsythiae fructus (lian qiao) p. 200, Glycyrrhizae radix (gan cao) p. 716, Platycodi radix (jie geng) p. 636, Sterculiae scaphigerae semen (pang da hai) p. 660 • Nocturnal seizures, convulsions due to wind in the Liver ➔ Scorpio (quan xie) p. 460, Bombyx batrycatus (jiang can) p. 448, Uncariae ramulus cum uncis (gou teng) p.

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