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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Edjtion to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Materia Medica by Dan Bensky. The third edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica mefica designed to give practitioners the information mateira need to practice with greater understanding and confidence.

It provides a wealth of new information- more than twice the content of the previous edition- and practical insight into more than of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia.

Dr The third edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Drawing from a wide range of sources, both classical and modern, this edition provides unparalleled perspective and detail that goes far beyond what is available elsewhere to the Western practitioner. Herbs are grouped in chapters by function, with expanded summaries and tables for contrast and comparison.

Each herb is identified by 3ed pharmaceutical, pinyin, botanical, and family names, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English common names. Key characteristics are provided at the beginning of each entry, along with dosage, properties, channels entered, and relevant cautions and contraindications.

This provides a quick overview of essential information.

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Actions and indications are integrated with important combinations that illustrate the range of an herb’s functions, with references to appropriate formulas. This presents a more three-dimensional picture of how each herb is actually used. Expanded commentary offers in-depth analysis and places each herb in its clinical context through rich historical references.

The mechanisms of action underlying important combinations, and 3rs with similar herbs, provide a broader context for understanding how the herb can be used with optimal effect. A section devoted to nomenclature and preparation describes the most important methods of processing and preparing each herb, and the advantages of each method. It also provides information about other commonly-used names and historical background.


Hardcover bensmy, Third Editionpages. Published September 1st by Eastland Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Chinese Herbal Medicineplease sign up. Would you recommend this book to someone with no prior experience in TCM?

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Jul 26, Eric Grey rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book every day. It has all of the relevant information, including discussion of preparation methods, traditional indications, classical text sources Aug 03, KL Dilley rated it it was amazing. Please dear friends wish me luck on my herb comps next week!

This is an amazing resource, I just wish there was any possible way to read this in bed. I could seriously injure myself with this tome if I did that! Jan 29, Shelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Great Reference for Chinese Herbs. Mar 06, Justin rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is not for everyone. It is not for me. I think that someone who knows more about TCM than I do will be able to do something with herbal actions that talk about wind, dampness and fire.

I do think that this will be a wonderful resource for those who understand it and that is why I rate it highly. The pros as I can see them: If you are interested in Chinese herbal medicine, and know something about TCM, don’t hesitate.

Just buy this book! Not only is it exhaustive and well-organized, but the breadth of information and its clarity make it the must-go reference in Chinese Herbology in the West. I love this book, and carry it around with me everywhere I go that I might need to look up an herb. Cannot praise it highly enough. Having studied with notes from teachers and other books, this is always the one I go to.

Jan 27, Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dan Bensky and all the authors involved in writing, researching, and compiling this book did great job in providing comprehensive entries for a huge section of the herbs used in the the Chinese herbal tradition. Mar 31, Courtney rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 27, Diolosa rated it liked it. It is a good book for beginners, the dosages for the formulas are wrong and should never be used.


A bit heavyshould be print in a pocket size.

Mar 12, Sally marked it as 3rc. Apr 09, Vern Mcfalls rated it really liked it Shelves: AS reference books go, this was pretty good.

It difficult to find a copy of this that is affordable. I used this book for 2 years in my studies and will continue to use for the rest of my life. Sep 20, David Parker rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of three books that are the bibles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Chock full of information. A wonderful reference book! Nathan rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Katherine rated it really liked it Jun 05, Chupacandrea rated it really liked it Jul 08, Louise Carlson Stowell rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Wetmarble rated it really liked it Feb 21, Dallas rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Amos Senesac rated it it was amazing May 09, Nikki rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Michael Dell’orfano rated it really liked it Jan 28, BB rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Saad Baslom rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Jessica Feltz rated it really liked it Jun 06, Carpenter rated it really liked it Feb 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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