✵The TCM herbalism is also known as pharmaceutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Chinese pharmaceutics, is the branch of health science dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of Chinese herbs. It is majorly composed of Introduction of Chinese Medicinals, Classification of Chinese Herbs, Formulas, and Patent medicines.
Introduction of reference books.
✵The articles on herbs were edited by herbalist Mickael in a good faith, which means honestly and as accurately as possible, with minimal mistakes, below part is a brief introduction about the references of the different parts of these herbal articles:
The names of herbs, Pin Yin Name, English Name, Latin Name of herbs and its sources, is mainly referred to related professional TCM books, application manuals, practical illustrated herbal books, illustrated handbook of TCM herbs, books on fungus and mushrooms, animal introduction books, insects introduction books, shellfish introduction books, mineral introduction books;
The other names and variant names of herbs is mainly referred to related professional handbook about other names and variant names of TCM herbs, ancient herbal books, modern herbal books, and TCM books;
The property and flavor description of herbs are mainly referred to ancient herbal books and modern herbal books;
The botanical description, growth characteristics, ecological environment and distribution of plants, the description and life habits of insect species, animal species or shellfish species, the description and growth characteristics of fungus species, the description and distribution introduction of minerals or processed inorganic substance, is mainly referred to related professional TCM books, application manuals, illustrated herbal books, illustrated handbook of TCM herbs, books on fungus and mushrooms, animal introduction books, insects introduction books, shellfish introduction books, mineral introduction books, etc.
The characters of herbs, administration guide including dosage part of herb introduction are mainly referred to related professional TCM books;
The main reference TCM books are briefly introduced:
Dictionary of the Chinese Traditional Medicine: the book's name is abbreviated as DCTM, the book is a preliminary comprehensive sorting of Chinese herbs, comprehensive and systematic reference literature, and practical reference books of traditional Chinese medicine.
Chinese Herbal Materia Medica: the book's name is abbreviated as CHMM, the book collected and recorded many TCM herbs, which is a monograph on herbal medicine with the most types of herbal medicines received so far.
National Herbal Medicine Compendium: the book's name is abbreviated as NHMC, the book recorded and collected many Traditional Chinese herbs. The book is rich in content, accurate, and reliable. It can be combined with modern medical scientific knowledge to a certain extent, and the drawings are exquisite.
The dosage advice from TCM books has some minor differences, especially in dosage and dosage scope, normally these dosages are in the safe scope of the herb applications or are annotated with additional specific application methods, or with different preparation forms;
The recommended dosage from the above books has been updated with the unit conversion of apothecary weight, the traditional measure units have been converted and updated to the metric system, with the traditional measure unit's name recorded;
The description part of herbs, and other applicable statements of related herbs, have been identified, verified, and checked by herbalist Mickael.