Western Herbs According to Traditional Chinese Medicine
By: Thomas Garran
This book contains 58 monographs, illustrated with full color photos, of herbs commonly used by Western herbalists. Each is grouped according to the basic categories in Chinese traditional medicine, e.g., herbs that resolve the exterior, herbs that regulate the blood. These detail the energetics, functions and indications, channels entered, dosage and preparation, and contraindications of each medicinal. Drawing from personal clinical experience, the author explains herb combining for increased clinical efficacy and the use of Western herbs to modify standard TCM formulas. An appendix of Western analogs for Chinese herbs further expands on 40 Chinese medicinals that have related species available in the Western materia medica.