150 pages | 45 B/W Illus.
Chinese and Botanical Medicines: Traditional Uses and Modern Scientific Approaches is a classroom-tested book that contains a balance of chemistry, the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and the theory and practice of a modern TCM practitioner. This distinct book reviews the scientific methods for collecting data and supporting evidence for the efficacy and safety of Chinese drugs and medicines. It also reflects on the different views on health, disease and therapy, and their impacts on the relationships between man and nature.
'This collaborative work provides an overview of Chinese Traditional Medicine and the scientific basis for its use in modern pharmaceutical and medical practice. It covers the subject in a well-balanced, informative way and takes us well beyond the somewhat metaphysical rationale for this kind of medicine into the scientific evidence that supports the use of these methods for today’s medical care… I can recommend this book for reference libraries in medical schools as well as botanic gardens… '
— John Edmondson for Chromatographia