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Divine Farmer's Materia Medica: A Translation of the 'Shen Nong Ben Cao'

YANG Shou-Zhong [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780936185965

Blue Poppy Press 1998 1st Edition

AU $44.95
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The Shen Nong Ben Cao is the first known materia medica to have been published in China and is said to have been written by the legendary Shen Nong, the Divine Farmer or Divine Peasant. As the oldest record of Chinese medicinals used in China, it includes a wealth of historical information about early descriptions and usages of approximately 300 Chinese medicinals. The medicinals are categorised according to animal, vegetable, or mineral, and not by their actions or the type of condition they treat. Common uses for each medicinal may vary greatly from modern uses and for that reason this reference provides food for thought for modern practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine.

230 x 150mm

275pp

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