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Chinese Medicinal Identification: An Illustrated Approach

Zhongzhen Zhao, Hubiao Chen, Ping Guo (ed.) and Eric Brand (ed.)

 

For centuries, pharmacists and clinicians have relied on traditional macroscopic identification to assess the quality and authenticity of medicinal materials. Macroscopic identification uses the naked senses to assess herbal quality, combining appearance, texture, aroma, and taste with traditional methods of fire and water testing.  For the first time, this text brings this specialized discipline of knowledge to English readers, using a concise, illustrated approach that presents the experience of China’s leading authorities in a visually rich, easy-to-understand format.

Featuring

-428 commonly used Chinese medicinals

-Over 1000 high-resolution images of medicinal materials and decoction pieces

-Over 400 photos dedicated to botanical, zoological, and mineral sources

-Preservation of nearly 200 technical terms used in traditional Chinese pharmacy

Available from Legendary Herbs and the Redwing Book Company

 

"This well-done book with its beautiful photos is certain to become the standard English language text on the identification of Chinese materia medica. Anyone who works with raw Chinese herbs needs to have a copy in their library.” -Dan Bensky

 

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