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Bencao Gangmu — C.16 Chinese materia medica, Shellfish

This project was started in November and finished in December You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence. If the bnecao is for the left foot, the baby will be a boy. Then pound it into powder. The following passages illustrate the way the medicinal substances typically are portrayed.

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The Compendium of Materia Medica is regarded as the most complete and comprehensive medical book ever written in the history of traditional Chinese medicine. The scales look like those of a golden carp. Cow bezoar is generally found in the cow’s gallbladder.

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If stung by a mosquito it will die. It has the following medicinal properties: Bencao Gangmu — C. Compendium of Materia Medica is also more than a mere pharmaceutical text, for it includes a vast amount of information on topics as wide-ranging as biologychemistrygeographymineralogygeologyhistoryand even mining and astronomywhich might appear to have little connection with herbal medicine.


Compendium of Materia Medica – Wikipedia

It has the medicinal ganggmu of clearing heat and dispelling poisons, draining bile and resolving phlegm. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

There is no index as such, but volume and section numbers are provided in the alphabetical lists of medicinal substances, physicians, and places in the appendices, which makes it possible to locate references to those subjects in the text. The Siku Quanshu edition. The Bencao gangmu has a benco value that can not be underestimated. This is just natural. The book Er Ya Yi: What is the historical value of Bencao Gangmu?

Li Shizhen completed the first draft of the text inafter conducting readings of other medical reference books and carrying out 30 years of field study. The hardest part was to combine the art, design and technology together. TAminaS90 marked it as to-read Nov 02, Blend the following drugs evenly: It can be used to treat coughs, asthma, coughing or vomiting blood, sore throats, etc.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. The eyes look like those of a rabbit.

It is sweet in sapor, neutral in thermostatic character and non-poisonous. They can be used to treat physical debility and excess benco, frequent bwncao and urinary incontinence, impotence and involuntary ejaculation, etc. Camel flesh is sweet in sapor, cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous. Xian are mostly found in rivers, streams and lakes. At the beginning page, you can chose from the bottom button to get into prescription page to do a prescription for your friend by drawing a herbal for fun.


For every herb there are entries on names, detailed description of appearance and odor, nature, medical function, effects and side recipes etc. It lists all the plants, animals, minerals, and other items that were believed to have medicinal properties.

Sketch out the structure of the book. It is bitter in sapor, cool in thermostatic character, and slightly poisonous. The quality of the paintings it not very superior, but they suffice to identify the plants.

The more difficult sections about history, culture and science have never been translated; only abridged versions were available in the West. The prinsepia nut is round and flat, and gagmu size of a black soya bean.

Books by Li Shizhen. Terr marked it as to-read May 26, Typically, the physical and medicinal characteristics of a substance are explicated, the diseases for which it is an effective treatment are identified, and methods for preparing and administering the substance are described. Develop the program environment. As early as the 17th century, Compendium of Materia Medica was introduced through translations to other countries in Asia, Europe and America as an essential work for the study of Chinese medical science, and ancient Chinese science, technology, culture and history.

Ming dynasty literature Chinese medical texts Pharmacological classification systems books Memory of the World Register Pharmacopoeias.