The Divine Farmer's Materia Medica: A Translation of the by Shou-Zhong Yang

By Shou-Zhong Yang

A translation of the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing. certainly one of 3 starting place books of chinese language medication, no translation of it's been to be had - beforehand. The Nei Jing (Inner vintage) tested the theoretical foundations of TCM, particularly acupuncture and moxibustion. The Shen Nong Ben Cao jing laid the basis for the learn of chinese language medicinals. And the Shang Han Lun/Jin Gui Yao Lue (Treatise on harm [Due to] Cold/Essentials of the Golden cupboard) is the locus classicus for chinese language formulation and prescriptions and therapy in line with trend discrimination. Translations of the Nei Jing and Shang Han Lun/Jin Gui Yao Lue have lengthy exsisted in English. Now, with this booklet, all severe scholars and practitioners of chinese language medication could have entry to all the 3 pillars of chinese language medication.

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By Shou-Zhong Yang

A translation of the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing. certainly one of 3 starting place books of chinese language medication, no translation of it's been to be had - beforehand. The Nei Jing (Inner vintage) tested the theoretical foundations of TCM, particularly acupuncture and moxibustion. The Shen Nong Ben Cao jing laid the basis for the learn of chinese language medicinals. And the Shang Han Lun/Jin Gui Yao Lue (Treatise on harm [Due to] Cold/Essentials of the Golden cupboard) is the locus classicus for chinese language formulation and prescriptions and therapy in line with trend discrimination. Translations of the Nei Jing and Shang Han Lun/Jin Gui Yao Lue have lengthy exsisted in English. Now, with this booklet, all severe scholars and practitioners of chinese language medication could have entry to all the 3 pillars of chinese language medication.

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96 Dendrobium is particularly able to supplement the spleen and stomach to eliminate vacuity heat and generate fluids. in this passage, the following quote from Zhang Zhicong may be useful: When dealing with the indications of the superior class, the Ben Jing usually merely mentions elimination of impediment instead of wind, cold, and dampness. Mere mention of impediment implies that [this category of] impediment is an exterior [disorder] related to the five viscera. The skin is related to the lungs.

It mainly treats wind cold damp impediment and evil qi in the heart and abdomen. It disinhibits the joints and stops vexatious fullness. Protracted taking may make the body light, brighten the eyes, and prevent senility. Its other name is Lu Neng Guo (Lu's Able Fruit). Yet another name is Di Ren (Earth Mulberry). It grows in rivers and swamps. 96 Dendrobium is particularly able to supplement the spleen and stomach to eliminate vacuity heat and generate fluids. in this passage, the following quote from Zhang Zhicong may be useful: When dealing with the indications of the superior class, the Ben Jing usually merely mentions elimination of impediment instead of wind, cold, and dampness.

Luo Shi (Folium Trachelospermi Jasminoidis) is bitter and warm. It mainly treats wind heat, dead muscles, welling abscesses, wounds, dry mouth, parched tongue, refractory welling abscesses and swellings, swollen throat and tongue, and inability to take in [even] water. Protracted taking may make the body light, brighten the eyes, render the facial 118 Artemisia Argyum is good for various women's diseases. It rectifies the qi and blood, removes cold dampness, regulates the menses, quiets the fetus, stops various kinds of bleeding, relieves abdominal pain and dysentery, and kills worms.

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