For Sale! Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition

Overall Rating (based on real customer reviews): 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition

Features and Specifications:

  • Publisher: Eastland Press (2004-09)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939616424
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3×8.8×2.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds
  • Provides a wealth of new information- more than twice the content of the previous edition- and practical insight into more than 530 of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia
  • Covers nomenclature and preparation, describing the most important methods of processing and preparing each herb, and the advantages of each method
  • Key characteristics are provided at the beginning of each entry, along with dosage, properties, channels entered, and relevant cautions and contraindications
  • Actions and indications are integrated with important combinations that illustrate the range of an herb’s functions, with references to appropriate formulas
  • Expanded commentary offers in-depth analysis and places each herb in its clinical context through rich historical references
  • More features

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“The Chinese medicinal products bible – required reading”

At last, Bensky et al. third edition is finally out and what a vast source of knowledge it is. For anyone using Chinese medicinal products, this really is your bible. Massively expanded from the 2nd edition, there are hundreds more many medicinal products…Read more

“A stunning update of a classic”

When I went to update this with my handwritten notes made on the second edition I found that the material had already been added. Much improved over the older edition with more information on alternate species, constituents, pao zhi and modern uses. It…Read more

“Excellent in most respects. But at last, in need of some updating and clarifications.”

The study of the herbal aspects of Chinese Medicine is still new to me. I am grateful for this unique text and the vast, comprehensive standard which the authors have set. Its organization for a newcomer is stellar. I also anticipate it would remain…Read more

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