The product of fifteen years of collecting activity throughout China, this book offers the first comprehensive, botanically authoritative, and practical illustrated identification guide to Chinese medicinal plants and drugs and their substitutes. The herbal drugs included in the book are officially recognized in the Chinese pharmacopoeia, with an eye toward drugs that are common in international trade, as well as those recognized by Western medical associations. The book is laid out to allow quick and easy cross-referencing of official and substitute species and will be ideal for those without botanical information training. A joint project of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, it will be indispensable for anyone working with traditional or herbal remedies.
|Publisher:||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew|
|Product dimensions:||9.33(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Christine Leon is a medical botanist based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, who specializes in Chinese medicinal plants. Lin Yu-Lin is a specialist in the identification of Chinese medicinal plants based at the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.