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Published September 1st by Eastland Press first published Nathan rated it it was amazing Aug 13, The commentary, comparisons, and new data on nomenclature and quality control all add considerably to previous editions and other versions of the Materia Medica. Materia Medica raises the bar on the beneky of herbal medicine in the West. I don’t know if I’ll ever not be currently reading this book! 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.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica

I do think that this will be a wonderful resource for those who understand it and that is why I rate it highly. Would you recommend this book to someone with no prior experience in TCM? No trivia or quizzes yet. This provides a materai overview of essential information. It also provides information about other commonly-used names and historical background. Great Reference for Chinese Herbs.


Cannot praise it highly enough. Materia Medica is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice with greater understanding and confidence. The book is not just informative, it’s fun to read. HardcoverThird Editionpages. The new 3rd edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Among its many features:.

AS reference books go, this was pretty good. Customers who bought this item also bought. 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.

He is co-author of the companion volumes Chinese Herbal Medicine: Jessica Feltz rated it really liked it Jun 06, This book covers hundreds of herbs, their properties and uses, and their actions when combined with other herbs.

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Each herb is identified by its pharmaceutical, pinyin, botanical, and family names, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English common names. A Comprehensive Text Hardcover. See all 67 reviews. I read this book every day.

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One person found this helpful. Return to Book Page. Medlca are many many herbs in it, although they did leave out some of the truly never-to-be-used herbs, which is good to keep people from wanting them, but maybe it would have been good to learn those properties for finding good substitutions.

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The new portable edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Dallas rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Materia Medica by Dan Bensky. It difficult to find a copy of this that is affordable. Amos Senesac rated it it was amazing May 09, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Mar 12, Sally marked it as to-read. Herbs are grouped in chapters by function, with expanded summaries and tables for contrast and comparison.

The Materia Medica provides a wealth of information edirion practical insight into more than of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia.

It is a good book for beginners, the dosages for the formulas are wrong and should never be used. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It has all 3rx the relevant information, including discussion of preparation methods, traditional indications, classical text sources Read more Read less.

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