By Carl-Herman Hempen
Phytotherapy or natural drugs is crucial remedy inside of 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 through chinese language clinical practitioners. The goods integrated were chosen in keeping with their measure of scientific relevance. each 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 truly laid out textual content provides the next information for every herb or substance integrated: an in depth description of the attribute good points indictions for secure use medicinal and poisonous results attainable mixtures with different elements full-colour illustrations, as a rule for every substance, displaying the unique characterisitcs of the thing defined A Materia Medica for chinese language medication has been written through medically educated medical professionals who've labored as TCM therapists focusing on using chinese language herbs for greater than 30 years. in response to their a long time of educating and perform, the publication has been rigorously compiled and designed to supply a concise and actual practice-based reference for either scholars and practitioners.
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408, Veratri nigri radix et rhizoma (li lu) p. 76, Genkwa flos (yuan hua) p. 106 • Mitigates the toxicity of Aconiti radix lateralis praeparata (zhi fu zi) p. 388, Arisaematis rhizoma praeparata (zhi tian nan xing) p. 624 Contraindications spasms from blood deficiency, yin deficiency heat symptoms Pregnancy use is allowed 43 I Schizonepetae herba Jing jie Family: Standard species: Variation: German: English: Lamiaceae Schizonepeta tenuifolia Schizonepeta tenuifolia herba seu flos Schizonepeta-Kraut, Katzenminzekraut, Nepeta schizonepeta stem or bud Temperature warm tendency Taste pungent aromatic Organ relationship Lung Liver Direction of action superficial Site of action Surface/exterior Actions/Indications Expels cold Wind-cold: headaches, chills, throat pain, throat swelling Releases the exterior Headache, chills, painful throat, rashes Vents rashes Rashes due to wind-cold, rashes due to wind, measles, chickenpox Alleviates itching Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Expels wind-cold Headaches, chills, throat pain, loss of voice Stops bleeding Nosebleeds, intestinal bleeding, uterine bleeding Eczema, burns and sores Skin eczema, urticaria, food allergies, wind diseases with blood deficiency Physiological/pharmacological effects stops bleeding by decreasing coagulation time.
62, Forsythiae fructus (lian qiao) p. 200, Menthae herba (bo he) p. 60, Saposhnikoviae radix (fang feng) p. 42, Tribuli fructus (bai ji li) p. 462 • Headache, vertigo, red eyes, visual disturbance, hardness of hearing, tinnitus ➔ Haliotidis concha (shi jue ming) p. 454, Rehmanniae radix praeparata (shu di huang) p. 780, Paeoniae radix lactiflora (bai shao) p. 776, Antelopis cornu (ling yang jiao) • Poor wound healing, toxic swellings ➔ Lonicerae flos (jin yin hua) p. 216 • Purulent sores, boils ➔ Violae herba (zi hua di ding) 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. heterotropoides, etc. Asari radix Hazelwurzwurzel, wilde Ingwerwurzel Chinese wild ginger, asarum, ‘thin acrid’ Temperature Signal herb warm Kidney main channel Taste Direction of action pungent aromatic Organ relationship Lung Heart Liver Kidney Spleen lifting Site of action Interior, head and eyes, surface Actions/Indications Opens the exterior Headaches, nasal congestion, runny nose, chills, fever, no sweating Expels wind-cold Headache, chills, fever, no sweating, sinusitis, rhinitis Dispels wind-damp Nasal congestion, aches, joint pain, cough, viscous sputum Transforms cold phlegm Phlegm accumulation, cough, watery sputum Relieves pain Headache, body aches, joint pain, pain in the chest due to qi stagnation, blockages, rheumatic complaints Expels cold Body aches, joint pain, headaches, productive cough, blockages, pain due to cold, old chronic pain deep in the bones Blockages due to damp Rheumatoid pain, joint pain, pain in the bones Dispels wind Old wind injuries, old blockages due to wind, dispels wind from deep-lying tissues Physiological/pharmacological effects antibiotic effect shown in vitro.
A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine: plants, minerals and animal products by Carl-Herman Hempen