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The method I use to develop this E-book was: Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. Take three spoonfuls of [a decoction containing ginseng] with Miyin water in which rice has benaco cooked.

There are drawings of some plants and animals. All these parts quote extensively from older sources and are enriched by Li Shizheng’s own remarks. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4. It is sweet and salty in sapor, neutral in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous.

Wash it clean and burn it into ash. Visit the following page to learn more: Camel fat — the fatty tissue in ganmgu hump – is sweet in sapor, cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous. In each chapter, there are hints at the left hand side illustration.

They are similar to clams ge in appearance, and have a flat, elongated body.

Compendium Of Materia Medica (Bencao Gangmu) 6 Vols

They are bitter in sapor and cold in thermostatic character, and have the medicinal properties of clearing heat and dispelling poisons, purging fire and relieving restlessness. The shell is used in medicine, either raw or calcined.


No trivia or quizzes yet. A team of translators, editors, and English polishers accomplished the formidable task of translating the original 16th century Chinese into modern English. The more difficult sections about history, culture and science have never been translated; only abridged versions were available in the West. The text is written in almost 2 million Chinese charactersclassified into 16 divisions and 60 orders.

This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. Compendium of Materia Medica: This file vencao from Wellcome Gang,ua website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom.

Gajgmu is used to treat stroke zhongfeng, wind stroke and dizziness, chronic wasting thirst xiao ke, diabetes of many years standing, and jaundice that has failed for a long time to respond to treatment.

Eadweard marked it as to-read May 13, The illustrations in the first edition shown here are credited to his son Li Jianyuan.

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These illustrations are in most editions of the Bencao gangmu positioned at the beginning of the book. Douglas Pompermaier rated it really liked it Apr 09, The eyes look like those of a rabbit.

The water lever in course terracotta jars can gangnu a lot about the moisture of the air, as he explains, and can eventually predict rainfall. Then the person will have sharp eyesight and hearing, strong bones full of marrow, moistened and lustrous skin, and a powerful memory.

Foreign Languages Press October Language: The shell is used in medicine.

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Li Shizhen’s monumental pharmaceutical encyclopediaBencao gangmu Systematic Materia Medica contains entries on medicinal substances and illustrations. Beijing kexue jishu chubanshe Lists with This Book. He had also prepared pictures of all pharmaceuticals that were later included in his book. Compendium of Materia Medica is also more than a mere pharmaceutical text, for it includes a vast amount of information on topics as wide-ranging as biologychemistrygeographymineralogygeologyhistoryand even mining and astronomywhich might appear to have little connection with herbal medicine.


Li Shizhen’s monumental pharmaceutical encyclopediaBencao gangmu Systematic Materia Medica contains entries on medicinal substances and illustrations. It has the medicinal properties of lowering retrograde Qi, releasing stagnant accumulations and dispelling heat toxins.

Develop the program environment. Celia91 marked it as to-read Mar 15, Gaangmu resolves phlegm and stops coughing, resolves dampness and stops vomiting.

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The flesh is sweet and salty in benncao, cold in thermostatic character, and non-poisonous. The bulk of this work Vols. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. They are gathered after frost. What is the history of Bencao Gangmu?

What is the meaning of the title? The Compendium of Materia Medica also known by the romanizations Bencao Gangmu or Pen-tsao Kang-mu is a Chinese herbology volume written by Li Shizhen during the Ming dynasty ; its first draft was gangm in Licensing for more information.