Traditional Chinese Medicine/Source Of Materia Medica

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Traditionally, materia medica used in Chinese medicine were sourced from plants, minerals or were animal-based. Some of these sources are given below (1):

  1. From Abelmoschus Manihot To Azorella Cryptantha
  2. From Babylonia Japonica To Buxus Wallichiana
  3. From Cabucala Fasciculata To Cytisus Scoparius
  4. From Daemonorops Draco To Dysoxylum Malabaricum
  5. From Ecballium Elaterium To Excoecaria Cochinchinensis
  6. From Fabiana Imbricata To Fuscoporia Obliqua
  7. From Gaillardia Pulchella To Gypsophila Pacifica
  8. From Halenia Corniculata To Hyssopus Officinalis
  9. From Iberis Amara To Ixora Chinensis
  10. From Jackiella Javanica To Justicia Simplex
  11. From Kadsura Ananosma To Kyllinga Brevifolia
  12. From Lablab Niger To Lytta Caraganae
  13. From Maackia Amurensis To Myrsine Semiserrata
  14. From Naematoloma Fasciculare To Nyssa Sylvatica
  15. From Ochna Calodendron To Oxytropis Myriophylla
  16. From Pachydictyon Coriaceum To Python Molurus Bivittatus
  17. From Quassia Africana To Quisqualis Indica
  18. From Rabdosia Adenantha To Ruta Tuberculata
  19. From Sabal Peregrina To Syzygium Samarangense
  20. From Tabebuia Avellanedae To Tyromyces Fissilis
  21. From Ulex Europaeus To Uvaria Scheffleri
  22. From Vaccaria Segetalis To Vouacapoua Macropetala
  23. From Walsura Piscidia To Zostera Marina

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(1) Ref: Zhou, Jiaju. "Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicines - Molecular Structures, Pharmacological Activities, Natural Sources and Applications". Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-3-642-16743-0

Last modified on 14 March 2013, at 08:42