Shengmai San

Author

Kam-Ming Ko

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Edition

1st Edition

Date

2002

Keyword

Traditional Chinese medicine, Herbal medicine, integrated medicine, medicinal plants

Abstract

The practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) commonly prescribes herbal formula for the prevention and treatment of disease. Shengmai San (SMS), a famous Chinese medicinal formula that has been used for more than eight hundred years in China. Traditionally SMS is used for the treatment of excessive loss of essence Qi and body fluid. With the support from a number of experts involved in different areas of TCM, particularly the experimental and clinical research on SMS, this book was compiled to provide a comprehensive treatise on the historical, phytochemical, pharmacological/toxicological, clinical as well as pharmaceutical aspect of SMS and its component herbs. This monograph therefore provides a scientific rationale of using multi-component formulation in TCM for the prevention and treatment of diseases.