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Compendium of Materia Medica


Compendium of Materia Medica

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UpdatedJanuary 1, 1970
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Tagschinese, medecine


“Compendium of Materia Medica” is a set of 16 centuries ago, the culmination of the writings of the Chinese herbal medicine. Of Ming Dynasty Li Zhuancheng the Wanli years (1578), Nanking (now Nanjing) print and publish formal Wanli 23 years (1596). “Compendium of Materia Medica” of 52 volumes, drug-loaded 1892 species (374 species) Li’s new drug book with drugs 1109 prescription 11096 (of which more than 8,000 first Li’s own collection and prepared), approximately 190 million words, divided into 16 (water, fire, earth, metal and stone, grass, valley, vegetables, fruit, wood, clothing is, insects, scales, referral, birds, beasts, people) 60. Each drug breakdown Shiming (to determine the name), Ji Jie (narrative origin), and wrong (to correct the errors of the past literature), Shuji (concoct method), the smell, the attending invention (the first three function refers to the analysis of drugs) , with a square (collect folklore prescription) other items. The book included 881 kinds of herbal medicine, Appendix 61, a total of 942 kinds, plus unnamed unused 153 kinds of plants, a total of 1095 kinds, accounting for 58% of all drugs. Li the plant is divided into five Grass Valley, vegetables, fruit, wood department again grass part of the mountain grass, fragrant grass, wet grass, poisonous weeds, overgrown grass, weeds, stone grass, sedge weeds The other nine categories.

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