An Illustrated Atlas of the Commonly Used Chinese Materia Medica
Author: Qian Xin-zhong
Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.8 x 1.7 inches
Pages: Volume I, 448 / Volume II, 516 / Volume 3, 540
Price: $166.65 per book or $500.00 (V1 - V3)
This collectors set combines full color illustrations of 555 Chinese medicinals with detailed, scientific descriptions of the medicinal’s plant, mineral, or animal source, its name in pinyin, in Chinese characters, and in Latin, followed by the source of the ingredient, its diagnostic features, collection and processing, chemical constituents, pharmacological effects, nature and flavor, actions and applications of use, dosage, and additional notes.
The beauty of this work lies in the full page, sometimes multiple page watercolor illustrations accompanying each entry. Presented in an attractive case, this book is not only an invaluable resource for students and clinicians, but a tremendous collector’s item in its own right.