Traditional Toxicity Documentation of Chinese Materia Medica—An Overview

  title={Traditional Toxicity Documentation of Chinese Materia Medica—An Overview},
  author={Albert Y. Leung},
  journal={Toxicologic Pathology},
  pages={319 - 326}
  • A. Y. Leung
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Medicine
  • Toxicologic Pathology
Documentation of Chinese materia medica (CMM) dates back to around 1,100 BC when only dozens of drugs were first described. By the end of the 16th century, the number of drugs documented had reached close to 1,900. And by the end of the last century, published records of CMM have reached 12,800 drugs. The recorded traditional information includes toxicities, incompatibilities, cautions, precautions and contraindications. Thus, contrary to a general misconception, toxicity data on Chinese herbs… Expand
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