This book is a companion volume to the Fundamentals of Traditional
Chinese Medicine published by the Foreign Languages Press. Its authors
are all leading specialists in traditional Chinese medicine. This book
is in two parts - the general introduction and separate explanations.
This first part briefly summarizes the history and sources of Chinese
herbal medicine, the methods of processing them, their properties,
pharmacology and rules for clinical practice. The second part mainly
introduces, in detail, nearly 200 commonly used Chinese herbs and their
prescriptions, and patent drugs. It als explains the provenance,
appearance, methods of processing, properties, efficacy, functions,
pharmacology and clinical application of the drugs. Containing 180
colored illustration, this book can paly the role of a guide for the
application of traditional Chinese drugs.