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This book gets down to it! Would you recommend this book to someone with no prior experience in TCM? Dr The third edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: See all 67 reviews. Refresh and try again. I used this book for 2 years in my studies and will continue to use for the rest of my bdnsky.

Chupacandrea rated it really liked it Jul 08, In particular, the descriptions of herbal individuality and applications which are rooted in traditional energetics and classical references are the great strength of this book.

Materia Medica is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice Chinese herbal medicine with greater understanding and confidence. Apr 25, Eabranon rated it really liked it.

Sep 20, David Parker rated maeria it was amazing Shelves: Each herb is identified by its pharmaceutical, pinyin, botanical, and family names, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English common names.

This is a huge book. Among its many features: The commentary, comparisons, and new data on nomenclature and quality control all add considerably to previous editions and other versions of the Materia Medica. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Chinese herbs are tremendously popular This book covers hundreds of herbs, their properties and uses, and their actions when combined with other herbs.


Practical Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The level of scholarship in this book is a reminder of what is possible through a combination of intellect, integrity, and hard work.

Home Chinese Herbal Medicine: Lists with This Book. Materia Medica and Chinese Herbal Medicine: It also provides information about other commonly-used names and historical background.

It provides a wealth of new information- more than twice the mmateria of the previous edition- and practical insight into more than of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. Wetmarble rated editiob really liked it Feb 21, Jan 29, Shelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Read reviews that mention herbal medicine materia medica chinese herbal chinese herbal medicine korean and japanese chinese medical english korean medical herbology well written great reference formulas and strategies third edition oriental medicine excellent book chinese herbs reference book text herb resource included.

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Saad Baslom rated it it was amazing Nov 18, I read this book every day. Read an excerpt PDF. Aug 03, KL Dilley rated it it was amazing. It is a good book for beginners, the dosages for the formulas are wrong and should never be used.

Drawing from a wide range of sources, both classical and modern, this edition provides unparalleled perspective and detail that goes far beyond what is available elsewhere to the Western practitioner.

Mar 12, Sally marked it as to-read. A Comprehensive Text Book: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The utility of this book is enhanced by its wide range of appendices, among which are color photographs comparing the standard and adulterant forms of over 20 common herbs; tables of herbs that are indicated for specific pathologies of the five yin organs, and the effects of taste combinations; and extensive cross references of the herbs by taxonomy, pinyin, pharmaceutical name, and other East Asian languages.


While the edition I purchased was not the most up-to-date available, I was very impressed with the contents of this book.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica

Katherine rated it really liked it Jun 05, The book is not just informative, it’s fun to read. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It provides a wealth of new information – more than twice the content of the previous edition — and practical insight into more than of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Nathan rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Not only is it exhaustive and well-organized, but the breadth of information and its clarity make it the must-go reference in Chinese Herbology in the West. A wonderful reference book! Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A bit heavyshould be print in a pocket size. The Materia Medica provides a wealth of information and practical insight into more than of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Louise Carlson Stowell rated it it was amazing Sep 01, One of three books that are the bibles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Thank you for your feedback.