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The Divine Farmer's Classic of Materia Medica, Shen Nong Bencao Jing - 3rd Edition
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Happy Goat Productions
Publication date September 11, 2017
Pages 592
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9780991342952
ISBN-10 099134295X
Dimensions 1.34 by 5 by 7 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $72.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This long-awaited English translation and critical edition of The Divine Farmer's Classic of Materia Medica by well-known medical historian and translator Dr. Sabine Wilms is a product of her triple engagement with the worlds of applied Chinese medicine, academic sinology, and sustainable agriculture. This bilingual edition features the classical Chinese next to the English translation. The 365 substances covered are categorized in three books, associated with Heaven, Humanity, and Earth respectively. Coming from the perspective of alchemy and the pursuit of health and longevity, treating disease and expelling pathogens by ingesting substances that have a strong directly-discernible effect on the body is viewed as the lowest goal. By contrast, the higher-ranked medicinals often have no discernible effect when ingested, but especially when taken over long periods of time have such ambitious and intangible goals as connecting the human spirit to heaven, lightening the body, or staving off aging. The information contained in this book and the vision of the world and of the effect of natural substances on the human body expressed here are bound to inspire any practitioner of the Chinese art of "nurturing life".

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