An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica

An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica

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Herbal medicine, one of the cornerstones of traditional Chinese medicine, has evolved over centuries of clinical practice and results in a vast body of knowledge encompassing more than 6,000 substances, most of whose effects and uses have been documented and researched. This beautifully illustrated Chinese Materia Medica offers contemporary medicinal, pharmaeutical, natural product chemists as well as practitioners of homeopathic and alternative medicines authentic, concise information on the 320 herbs used in 80% of medicinal formulations in traditional Chinese medical practice. It also provides an overview of traditional Chinese medicine as a framework for understanding how herbal medicines fit within an integrated approach to health and well-being.show more

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  • Hardback | 714 pages
  • 188 x 259.1 x 45.7mm | 1,927.79g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • colour plates throughout
  • 0195140176
  • 9780195140170

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"Jing-Nuan Wu's An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica provides an accessible and useful definitive reference on Chinese herbal medicine. It gives an understanding of the theories and history of the subject along with superb illustrations accompanied by thorough write-ups on plants. I rate this as the best book on the subject and have long recognized the inspired work of Jing-Nuan Wu." --Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden"An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica should be in the library of anyone interested in traditional Chinese medicines. It covers the major Chinese medicinal materials in terms of theory and practice and is beautifully illustrated with drawings of each material discussed." --Norman R. Farnsworth, University of Illinois at Chicago"This is an extraordinary illustrated collection of Chinese herbs accompanied by concise and expert comments. Jing-Nuan Wu has succeeded in compiling this most unique and informative book." --Koji Nakanishi, Columbia University "Jing-Nuan Wu's An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica provides an accessible and useful definitive reference on Chinese herbal medicine. It gives an understanding of the theories and history of the subject along with superb illustrations accompanied by thorough write-ups on plants. I rate this as the best book on the subject and have long recognized the inspired work of Jing-Nuan Wu." --Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden"An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica should be in the library of anyone interested in traditional Chinese medicines. It covers the major Chinese medicinal materials in terms of theory and practice and is beautifully illustrated with drawings of each material discussed." --Norman R. Farnsworth, University of Illinois at Chicago"This is an extraordinary illustrated collection of Chinese herbs accompanied by concise and expert comments. Jing-Nuan Wu has succeeded in compiling this most unique and informative book." --Koji Nakanishi, Columbia University "Jing-Nuan Wu's An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica provides an accessible and useful definitive reference on Chinese herbal medicine. It gives an understanding of the theories and history of the subject along with superb illustrations accompanied by thorough write-ups on plants. I rate this as the best book on the subject and have long recognized the inspired work of Jing-Nuan Wu." --Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden "An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica should be in the library of anyone interested in traditional Chinese medicines. It covers the major Chinese medicinal materials in terms of theory and practice and is beautifully illustrated with drawings of each material discussed." --Norman R. Farnsworth, University of Illinois at Chicago "This is an extraordinary illustrated collection of Chinese herbs accompanied by concise and expert comments. Jing-Nuan Wu has succeeded in compiling this most unique and informative book." --Koji Nakanishi, Columbia University "Jing-Nuan Wu's An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica provides an accessible and useful definitive reference on Chinese herbal medicine. It gives an understanding of the theories and history of the subject along with superb illustrations accompanied by thorough write-ups on plants. I rate this as the best book on the subject and have long recognized the inspired work of Jing-Nuan Wu." --Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden "An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica should be in the library of anyone interested in traditional Chinese medicines. It covers the major Chinese medicinal materials in terms of theory and practice and is beautifully illustrated with drawings of each material discussed." --Norman R. Farnsworth, University of Illinois at Chicago "This is an extraordinary illustrated collection of Chinese herbs accompanied by concise and expert comments. Jing-Nuan Wu has succeeded in compiling this most unique and informative book." --Koji Nakanishi, Columbia University "Jing-Nuan Wu's An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica provides an accessible and useful definitive reference on Chinese herbal medicine. It gives an understanding of the theories and history of the subject along with superb illustrations accompanied by thorough write-ups on plants. I rate this asthe best book on the subject and have long recognized the inspired work of Jing-Nuan Wu." --Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden"An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica should be in the library of anyone interested in traditional Chinese medicines. It covers the major Chinese medicinal materials in terms of theory and practice and is beautifully illustrated with drawings of each material discussed." --Norman R. Farnsworth, University of Illinois at Chicago"This is an extraordinary illustrated collection of Chinese herbs accompanied by concise and expert comments. Jing-Nuan Wu has succeeded in compiling this most unique and informative book." --Koji Nakanishi, Columbia Universityshow more

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