Chinese herbology, an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, mainly deals with the general knowledge of Chinese herbs in both basic theories and clinical applications.
The book consists of two parts: Part one gives a general introduction to herbs, including their taste and nature, tendency of Lifting, Lowering, Floating and Sinking, toxicity and regularity of administration; Part two briefly introduces and systematically examines the 326 herbs that are most commonly used in clinics. The herbs are arranged into twenty-three categories, according to their different therapeutic actions.
Compatibility is laid out in the form of tables that list compatible herbs, indications and prescriptions which commonly use one herb. The names of each herb in this book are given in Pinyin and Chinese characters, standardized by Pharmacopeia of the People's Republic of China published in 1990. All herbs listed are indexed according to Chinese characters in the stroke numbers or alphabetically according to Pinyin, Common name, Pharmaceutical and Botanical name systems and Classification of herbs according to their functions.