Considered one of the most complete compendiums on Chinese herbs, this reference now covers 130 more herbs, bringing the total to more than 1800 species of Chinese herbs and more than 700 species of related North American herbs. It provides easy access to information compiled from scattered sources in the Chinese and Western literature. The book presents major constituents and therapeutic values, with the data arranged alphabetically by Latin name followed by the common Chinese and English names. It then lists North American herbs belonging to the same species or genus as Chinese herbs and compares active ingredients and claimed therapeutic values.
Chinese Medicinal Herbs: Phytopharmacology and Therapeutic Values Table 1: Major Constituents and Therapeutic Values of Chinese Medicinal Herbs Phyletic Relationships between Chinese and Western Medicinal Herbs Table 2: Chinese and North American Medicinal Herbs Belonging to the Same Species: Major Constituents and Therapeutic Values Table 3: Chinese and North American Medicinal Herbs Belonging to the Same Genus and Different Species: Major Constituents and Therapeutic Values References Appendix 1: Chinese and Scientific Names of Chinese Medicinal Herbs Appendix 2: Major Chemical Components and Their Sources in Chinese Medicinal Herbs Appendix 3: Major Chemical Components and Their Sources in Related North American Medicinal Herbs Index