By Thomas S. C. Li
Hailed as a seminal paintings and regarded the main whole compendium of chinese language herbs to be had, the 1st version of chinese language and comparable North American Herbs: Phytopharmacology and healing Values introduced new and tough to discover info right into a unmarried, well-referenced source. With the addition of a hundred thirty herbs and a hundred new references, the second one variation presents a easy realizing of the technological know-how in the back of chinese language natural arrangements. utilizing an analogous layout that made the 1st variation so renowned, writer Thomas Li offers a continuing integration of subject matters drawn from a various array of assets. the 1st desk offers significant materials and healing values of greater than 1800 species. the knowledge are prepared alphabetically via the Latin identify by means of universal chinese language and English names. Tables 2 and three current facts on a complete of seven-hundred North American herbs belonging to an analogous species or genus as chinese language herbs, and a comparability of lively elements and claimed healing values. Appendices 1, 2, and three cross-reference chinese language and clinical names, and significant lively constituents and their assets within the chinese language and North American herbs brought up within the tables. study in chinese language medicinal herbs has been carried out for many years in China, Japan, and Korea and lately within the West. regrettably, language boundaries and the unreliability of resources and natural fabric have hampered development. conscientiously crafted and designed to supply quick access to key facts, this e-book offers details compiled from real and extremely popular assets scattered in the course of the chinese language and Western literature. this knowledge can then be used to improve right approaches for getting rid of adulteration, illness, and poisonous unintended effects in chinese language herbs, and in addition to figure out acceptable laws for his or her use.
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C. japonica Choisy C. ) Blume Cycas revoluta Thunb. Cydonia sinensis Thou. (Syn. ) Roscoe C. aromatica Salisk. C. kwangsiensis A. 33,192,194 This herb is toxic. Major Constituents and (sources) Table 1A Major Constituents and Therapeutic Values of Chinese Medicinal Herbs (continued) Therapeutic Values* As astringent in diarrhea, analgesic in arthralgia, gout, cholera. Promotes blood circulation. Laxative; for dysentery, rheumatism, syphilis. Improves immunity, increases blood sugar metabolism. For fever, constipation; diuretic.
C. lachryma L. C. lachryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen (Roman) Stapf. Commelina communis L. 48 (root) Magnoflorine, triboline, homotrilobine, isotrilobine. 33 Stimulates blood flow, relieves pain, and promotes tissue regeneration. Antibacterial, antipyretic, diuretic, antiedematic. For intestinal or lung cancers and warts, antitumor, antirheumatic, diuretic, refrigerant. For amnesia, anorexia, asthma, cachexia, cancer, impotence, insomnia, palpitations, hypotensive and vasorelaxant activities. Treats lung abscesses, stimulates milk flow, and treats amenorrhea.
DC Blumea riparia (Blume) DC var. megacephala Randeria (root) No information is available in the literature. 48,56 (whole plant)56 No information is available in the literature. 33 Treats headache; relieves colic. Insectifuge, vermifuge; treats cholera, eczema, fever, itch, scurvy. Treats pneumonia, water in the lung, diarrhea, snakebite. Treats itch, sores, wounds. A stomachic, sudorific, tonic, diaphoretic, anticatarrhal. Hemostatic; promotes leukocyte and platelet aggregation. Treats hematuria, blood splitting, primary hepatic carcinoma, antimicrobial.