The author Dagmar Ehling has drawn heavily from well-known texts including Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica and Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies to provide concise information that is quickly accessible.
Formulas are arranged according to zang fu syndrome, and four stage, six division, internal pathology.
There is a clinical quick reference to over 400 single herbs.
Herbal preparation procedures are presented in a tableized format and include preparation, cooking requirements, cautions, toxicity, contraindications, etc.
Numerous appendices cover common, Pinyin, pharmaceutical, and botanical names.
Herbal Prescriptions According to Syndrome Differentiation.
Over 500 formulas organized for easy clinical reference after a diagnosis has been established. Formulas are arranged according to all Zang Fu syndromes, the four stages, the six divisions, and selected internal medicine disorders. Each formula is detailed with Pinyin, English, and commercial extract formula names, ingredients, dosages, indications and contraindications, and special preparation methods. All major formulas are highlighted.
Clinical Quick Reference to Single Herbs.
Over 400 individual herbs from traditional categories organized into clinically relevant subcategories. Helps guide the practitioner in modifying formulas for individual patients needs.
Table of Herbal Preparation Methods.
Over 400 individual herbs listed in chart form, enabling the practitioner to easily see important preparation considerations, including cooking needs, combining cautions, internal vs. external use, special forms available, toxicity, contraindications, and unusual requirements.
Herb Name Cross-Reference.
Over 400 individual herbs cross-referenced alphabetically four ways, by Pinyin, botanical, pharmaceutical, and common names for easy use by practitioners trained according to varied naming conventions.