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According to the text: The black donkey is superior for medicine. It is acid in sapor and neutral in thermostatic character.

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It dispels phlegm and dissolves accumulations, behcao as a diuretic and relieves dysuria. File File history File usage on Commons Size of this preview: Those with seven to nine sides are preferred for medicine. A history of Pharmaceutics. When a tortoise hears the striking sound of iron, it lies prostrate.

Hang the bag over a hencao well. Keep this up for days. The roots and leaves are used in medicine. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law.

However, with the exception of a complete Japanese translation published in Japan in the s, only parts of the Compendium mainly vencao do with pharmacological therapeutics have been translated.

[On the “Brain is the House of Yuanshen” in “Bencao Gangmu”; from Li Shizhen to Zhang Xichun].

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It is used to treat difficulty in swallowing and gastric reflux, abscesses, swellings and septic wounds. It is used to treat physical debility in consequence of long illness, and weakness and frailty of the bones and sinews. This project was started in November and finished in December No trivia or quizzes yet. Retrieved from ” https: It is used to treat stroke zhongfeng, wind stroke and dizziness, chronic wasting thirst xiao ke, diabetes of many years standing, and jaundice that has failed for a long time to respond to treatment.

He therefore possessed an excellent overview of all statements on material medica in various types of literature. This file comes from Wellcome Imagesa website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom.

Typically, the physical and medicinal characteristics of a substance are explicated, the diseases for which it is an effective treatment are identified, and methods for preparing and administering the substance are described. Test the E-book and find out bugs. Old writings included many wrong statements about pharmaceuticals and it was therefore necessary to correct these errors and nencao add new, useful information. As early as the 17th century, Ganymu of Materia Medica was introduced through translations to other countries in Asia, Europe and America as an essential work for the study of Chinese medical science, and ancient Chinese science, technology, culture and history.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4. This article needs additional citations for verification. For every herb there are entries on names, detailed description of appearance and odor, nature, medical function, effects and side recipes etc. Both have substantially the same medicinal properties, though the effects of the wild camel are somewhat more potent.

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The head is like that of a camel, the horns like that of a deer. They are gathered after frost. It is used to treat coughs with wheezing and phlegm, stomach reflux and regurgitation of food, nausea and vomiting with acid swallowing tun suangenital sores yin chuang and eczema shi chuang.


February Learn how and when to remove this template message. In the latter half of the 20th century, materia medica textbooks.

It is salty in sapor, cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous. It has been translated into more than 20 languages and spread all over the world. Jelks Unschuld, Paul U. The whole book describes kinds of materials that can be used for medical treating. Li Shizhen himself was an enganged student of his own father but did not have the ambition to achieve a career in the civil service.

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The domesticated camel is distinguished from the wild camel. Summary [ edit ] Author Li Jianyuan Ming period, It has the medicinal properties of moistening dryness and getting rid of wind, enlivening the blood and reducing swellings.

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Compendium of Materia Medi ca 6 vols. Donkey bencqo is sweet in sapor, neutral in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous. Want to Read saving…. It is therefore the most important pharmaceutical book in traditional China.