Chinese Herbal Legends: 50 Stories for Understanding Chinese Herbs

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Author: Zhu Zhong-bao
Language: English
ISBN/ISSN: 7117079517/R•7952
Published on: 2006-01
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【Introduction】

Over the centuries, generations of Chinese doctors and teachers have told stories about medicinal herbs to better explain their properties and uses. This is a collection of stories about 50 important Chinese medicinal herbs, which will help any student or practitioner to more fully experience the impact of medicinal herbs in daily Chinese life.
Each section commences with illustrations of each medicinal’s source and its prepared form, accompanied by basic, clinically useful information about its properties, actions and indications. Following this, are lively and interesting tales about the origins of the medicinal’s use. All readers, and students of Chinese medicine in particular, will find these stories an entertaining and useful path to learning more about Chinese medicinal herbs.
This book, the first of two volumes, includes interesting stories about such commonly used herbs as m? hu?ng, rén shēn, sān qī, zhī mǔ and shān zhā . Readers of Chinese Herbal Legends will delight in the stories as they read them, and marvel later at how much knowledge of the herbs they have retained



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