Commonly Used Herbal Medicines (Medication (Drug藥物, Chinese medicinal…
Commonly Used Herbal Medicines
Treatment based on differentiation of syndromes
Chinese medicinal Substance
草藥 Folk medicinal
daodi medicinal materials.
Art of using Chinese medicinal
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Chinese Medicinal Processing
Reduces toxicity or side effects
Enhances the efficacy
A Geographical Map of Chinese Medicinal Plants
Over 11,000 botanical species, nearly 1600 zoological species and 80 mineral substances are used medicinally in China.
Northeastern cold temperate zone
Over 1,000 species of medicinal plants
Northwestern arid zone
More than 2,000 species of medicinal plants with a rich deposit of wild species but an uneven distribution.
Qinghai-Tibet plateau zone
More than 1,000 species
The unprocessed form is highly toxic and is mainly used externally to warm the channels and alleviates pain, such as indicated for pain in lower back and limbs due to wind‐cold