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This page was last edited on 12 Marchat There are three colour varieties: Juan 3 and 4 enumerate the most important standard pharmaceuticals that heal the most bencai occurring diseases and are easily to applicate.

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For this and many other achievements Li Shizhen is being compared to the Shennong, a mythological God in Chinese myth who taught them about agriculture and herbal medicine. You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law.

This is first full English translation of the entire Compendium of Materia Medica. Kevin marked it as to-read May 25, The donkey’s head dispels wind, relieves thirst and alleviates jaundice. Views View Edit History. Terr marked it as to-read May 26, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Eadweard marked it as to-read May 13, It is used to treat difficulty in swallowing and gastric reflux, abscesses, swellings and septic wounds.

Bencao Gangmu — C.16 Chinese materia medica, Shellfish

Cara marked it as to-read Jan 25, Dog bezoar is a round, heavy mass formed in a dog’s stomach, which can be extracted after killing the dog and opening the abdomen. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The Bencao gangmu describes 1, different pharmaceutical objects, which is more than in earlier pharmacopoeias.


It was the most advanced classification in the world at that time, conforming with the theory of evolution.

Fery Novianto marked it as to-read Jul 07, It is used in the treatment of overexertion damage laosun accumulated over a long period of time, stroke zhongfeng, wind stroke and dizziness, distress and agitation in the heart xin fan bu anetc. Pearl is sweet and salty in sapor, cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous.

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This drug stops coughing and bleeding, soothes the throat and relieves pain. It is sweet in sapor, neutral in thermostatic character, and slightly poisonous. Did you like Bencao Gangmu E-Book?

It has the medicinal properties of replenishing Qi and nourishing blood. Paul Rossignol marked it as to-read Jan 26, 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.

It is used to treat water goitre shuiying and Qi goitre qiyingphlegm-fluid retention tanyinstranguria, vaginal discharge and metrostaxis, agngmu. It is used to treat fever with distress and wasting thirst xiaokediabetesred eyes and dim fangmu, metrorrhagia and vaginal discharge, drug and alcohol poisoning, etc. Li Shizhen completed the first draft of the text inafter conducting readings of other medical reference books and carrying out 30 years of field study.


There are eight appendices that list the names of medicinal substances in English, in Latin, in Pinyin, and in Chinese characters; also listed in Pinjin and Chinese characters are titles of referenced books, names of prescriptions, persons, and places, and official titles.

People collect the bones and use them as drugs. Its claws gangnu like those of an eagle. Books on Hui Medicine Published in China. Li Shizhen completed the hencao draft of the text inafter conducting readings of other medical reference books and carrying out 30 years of field study.

Both the flesh and the gagnmu are used in medicine. In each chapter, there are hints at the left hand side illustration. Licensing for more information.

The following passages illustrate the way the medicinal substances typically are portrayed. The flesh is sweet and salty in sapor and cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous.

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