Chinese Materia Medica: Combinations and Applications

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2002 - Medical - 866 pages
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This clearly written, comprehensively indexed, and reader-friendly manual contains more than 350 monographs -- each describing the functions, indications, combinations, and applications of commonly used Chinese Materia Medica.

Comprehensive monographs contain: details of main ingredients, taste and nature, channels entered, functions and indications, common dosage, precautions and contraindications.

Unique tabular format lists provide "at-a-glance" accessibility.

Summary tables in each chapter help you obtain quick overviews of the material covered.

Unique coverage on toxicity and legal status.

Comprehensive list of appendices and indices -- listings are by pinyin, pharmaceutical, and English names for easy reference.
 

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Contents

General introduction
1
Special note on legal restrictions affecting
11
Ma Dou Ling Fructus Aristolochiae
12
Herbs for releasing the exterior
15
Chapter 2
24
Qin Pi Cortex Fraxini
50
Chapter 6
56
Herbs for clearing heat
63
Herbs for constraining the Lungs
524
84
843
565
844
Appendix 1
857
127
599
Herbs for promoting astriction
605
Herbs for inducing vomiting
639
Substances for external application
645

Chapter 3
142
Downwarddraining herbs
147
60
151
Herbs for dispelling winddamp
169
Aromatic herbs for transforming dampness
195
Herbs for promoting the movement of water and percolating dampness
211
dampness and dissipating cold 174 Herbs for promoting the movement of water
217
Herbs for dispelling wind eliminating Chi Xiao Dou Semen Phaseoli Calcarati
224
Herbs for dispelling winddamp and Shi Wei Folium Pyrrosiae
235
Cuspidati
241
Pi Pa Ye Folium Eriobotryae Japonicae
242
Herbs for warming the interior
245
Dong Chong Xia Cao Cordyceps Sinensis
252
Herbs for regulating Qi
267
Herbs for dispersing food accumulation
293
Herbs for expelling worms
305
Chapter 12
317
Herbs for stopping bleeding
319
dispelling stasis
323
Dalbergiae
338
Herbs for warming the channels and stoppin
346
Herbs for quickening the Blood and dispelling stasis
353
63
392
Herbs for transforming Phlegm stopping coughing and calming wheezing
393
Cha Herba Ardisiae Japonicae
394
67
446
Substances for quieting the Spirit
449
Substances for calming the Liver and extinguishing wind
467
Aromatic herbs for opening the orifices
497
Supplementing herbs
507
Appendices
665
Index of materia medica covered by individual monographs
669
497
678
507
687
517
698
619
701
521
707
Index of other materia medica
709
Selective glossary of TCM terms used
719
Listing of functions in English pinyin and simplified Chinese characters
727
Crossreference of functions to individual materia medica
735
632
748
Crossreference of individual materia medica to the combinations in which they appear
753
523
754
531
760
654
762
657
768
Appendix7 Crossreference of applications to materia medica combinations
777
660
778
541
785
662
787
544
791
549
800
Classification of materia medica according to commonlyseen patterns and symptoms
815
Index of channels entered
837
Index of comparisons of functions 847
847
Chinese titles of books and journals cited in modern research references 857
857
Bibliography 865
865
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