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They can be used to treat redness, pain and swelling of the eye, inflammation of the canthus and watering eyes, dim vision and photophobia. Camel flesh is sweet in sapor, cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous. It is salty in sapor, cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous. For this and many other achievements, Li Shizhen is compared to Shennonga god in Chinese mythology who gave instruction on agriculture and herbal medicine.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4. Other explanations see the 16 basic categories as “guidelines” and the subcategories of drugs as “meshes”. Li Shizhen completed the first draft of the text inafter conducting readings of other medical reference books and carrying out 30 years of field study.

The Bencao gangmu includes 11, gangmmu and treatment methods for various diseases. This work is in the public domain in vencao country of origin and other countries bencso areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less.


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This is first full English translation of the entire Compendium of Materia Medica. In total there are 16 categories. The introduction also includes an overview over pharmarcopoeias of earlier times and mentions 41 pharmaceutical books.

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Compendium Of Materia Medica (Bencao Gangmu) 6 Vols

It is pungent in sapor, slightly cold in thermostatic character, and poisonous. What are the contents? Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. It is used to treat impotence and inability to achieve erection, aches and stiffness in the bones and sinews, kidney insufficiency and physical debility, etc.

A history of Pharmaceutics. It is used to treat water goitre shuiying and Qi goitre qiyingphlegm-fluid retention tanyinstranguria, vaginal discharge and metrostaxis, etc. Fudan daxue chubanshe If stung by a mosquito it will die.

Eadweard marked it as to-read May 13, It is a work epitomizing the materia medica known at the time. It has a superior classification of medicinals. The leaves of the trifoliate orange are similar bencap those of the tangerine.

Herbal Drugs to Be Standardized. Feba marked it as to-read Feb 26, The whole book describes kinds of materials that can be used for medical treating.

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Refer to Wellcome blog post archive. It lists all the plants, animals, minerals, and other items that were believed to have medicinal properties.

Moreover we have to transform the very difficult reading content into a beautiful visual designs and playful interactive. Is paws look like those of a tiger. Visit the following page to learn more: Even now it is still in print bwncao used as a reference book.

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Sketch out the interactive functions. It is used to treat physical debility and emaciation, flaccidity and paralysis of the bones and sinews, dry, dull skin, etc. The main part of the book contains the detailed description of a huge number of pharmaceutical drugs.

Take three spoonfuls of [a decoction containing ginseng] with Miyin water in which rice has been cooked. It may be blueish, brown, yellowish or purplish in colour. Volume 1 to 4 — an ‘index’ and a comprehensive list of herbs that would treat the ganfmu common sickness.

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