Chinese Herbs Their Botany, Chemistry and Pharmacodynamics


John D. Keys


World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila


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Chinese herbs
Mineral drugs
Drugs of animal origin
300 chinese prescription
toxic herbs


This book is an illustrated encyclopedia of over 250 herbs for medical problems ranging from anemia to asthma, from tetanus to TB. Each entry includes the herb's Latin name, its English name in Chinese characters, a botanical description, a pharmaceutical description, a phytochemical analysis, pharmacodynamic investigations, the Chinese therapeutic use of the drug, dosage given by Chinese herbals, and other relevant information. Although the remedies in the book itself is the proper prescription for those plagued by ignorance of an enticing and mysterious subject.