The third edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice with greater understanding and confidence. It provides a wealth of new information- more than twice the content of the previous edition- and practical insight into more than 530 of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. This materia medica, which cites both classic and modern sources, strives to integrate actions, indications and functions of its listed herbs from many perspectives. Herbs are grouped into chapters by function, in addition to being identified by pharmaceutical, pinyin, botanical and family names, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English common names. Vital and practical considerations are well addressed in this materia medica, including:functionsdosingformulationrelevant cautions and contraindicationspropertieschannels enteredtoxicitychemical constituentshistorical backgroundAdding to the materia medica's functionality is its extensive cross references and appendices, color photographs, illustrations, and tables of herbs indicated for specific pathologies of the five yin organs.