Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers editorially hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months — at 40% off List Price. Bencao Gangmu: China Travel Depot provides more information on material medicine. medical treating and historical value. This is the first complete English translation of Li Shizen’s classic compendium of Chinese medicines, prescriptions, and medical lore.

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Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. It has the medicinal properties of replenishing Qi and nourishing blood. Li Jianyuan Ming period, Retrieved from ” https: He says that wild lotus has a red flowers, many stalks, but few roots, while the cultivated white lotus has precious roots. After finishing one jin of the extract, the child will not be afraid of thunder any longer.

Bencao Gangmu — C.16 Chinese materia medica, Shellfish

Retrieved from ” https: Tibetan Medicine — Esoteric Recipes Published. The cape jasmine also known asyuetao, Canton peach is round and thin-skinned. Donkey’s penis is sweet in sapor, cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous.

It has the medicinal properties of clearing heat and purging fire, dispelling poisons and draining dampness, and is used to treat cinnabar poisoning, boils, beriberi jiaoqietc. Li Shizhen also explains experiences with the drug made by earlier physicians, and his own experiments.


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They can harmonize the centre and regulate Qi, and are used to treat purulent and bloody diarrhoea, painful straining at stool liji houzhongetc. Rita Miranda marked it as to-read Sep 29, The black donkey is superior for medicine. Summary [ edit ] Author Li Jianyuan Ming period, But it was written in ancient Chinese which is really hard to understand. It was the most advanced classification in the world at that time, conforming with the theory of evolution.

By Li Shizhen Hardcover: This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat When a tortoise grows old it becomes divine. The description of individual drugs includes the origin of the materia, the place where it grows, lives or can be found, its appearance and collection method, as well as the preparation method of the required drug.

The shell is used in medicine, either raw or calcined. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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For this and many other achievements Li Shizhen is being compared to the Shennong, a mythological God in Chinese myth who taught them about agriculture and herbal medicine. There are 81 scales on its back. Handbook Of Medicinal Plants. You benxao do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.


Contributors Li Jianyuan Ming period, If the sandal was found standing on edge, there will be fright. It is salty in sapor, neutral in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous. The British historian of Chinese science Joseph Needham calls Li Shizhen “the ‘uncrowned king’ of Chinese naturalists”, [2] and his Bencao gangmu “undoubtedly the greatest scientific achievement of the Ming”.

Lorraine Wilcox rated it liked it Jan 25, They have the medicinal propertiesof replenishing and nourishing the heart and liver, calming the mind and arresting sweating, and can be used to treat debilitation-type distress xufan and insomnia, physical debility and excess sweating, etc. How visual factors can navigate user to go thought the whole chapters.

It is not only a monograph on material medica, but also a work of academic value covering various subjects from medicine phyisiology, pathology, clinical practice, hygiene and preventionto botany, zoology, mineralogy, physics, chemisty,agronomy, astronomy and the like.

It is used to treat epilepsy and mental confusion, profuse or bloody vaginal discharge, etc. The stones are used in medicine: