A Clinical Guide to Identifying Chinese Materia Medica (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9787117087049




Author: Yan Wen-mei, Li Fang-yao 

Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches

Pages: 492

Price: $99.95

As Chinese medicine grows more popular in the West, practitioners are choosing to expand their treatment efficacy by prescribing raw herbs. Thus, the need to correctly identify herbs is of growing concern among Western practitioners of Chinese medicine. This book is an extremely useful, hands-on guide to the sometimes bewildering variety of raw herbs. Practitioners and students alike will find it a useful aid in  pharmacuticals; and herbal suppliers will find it indispensable for their business.


● Contains the most detailed and comprehensive clinical compilation of 739 crude medicinals and prepared substances, including plants, minerals and animal parts
● Lists the indications and clinical actions of 413 commonly used Chinese medicinals
● Provides a total of 665 vivid illustrations of different species, along with a pharmaceutical description
● Assists readers by clearly cross-analyzing the physical appearance of each herb in their natural and prepared forms

Professor Yan Wen-mei is one of China’s formost authorities in identifying Chinese Medicinals. She served as a professor and director in the Department of Chinese Medicinal Identification at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, and has over 40 years of experience in this field.