Chinese Herbs, Their Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacodynamics

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C. E. Tuttle Company, 1976 - Gardening - 388 pages
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For years, the recesses of Chinese apothecaries have withheld their mysteries--and their benefits--from even the most intrepid Westerners. Now, you can find a traditional Chinese perscription for many common--and uncommon--ailments, and learn how to identify and prepare the herbs, with this helpful guide book. Suffering from sore throat? Mix some gardenia, wild pennyroyal, and soybeans, and take three times daily. What to do with that odd Shell of the Tortoise preparation? It counters both smallpox and heat convulsions. Illustrations will help identify these unusual herbs and animal preparations used for centuries in Chinese traditional medicine.

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Foreword by Ilza Veith Ph D
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Exegesis
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Filicinae
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