The idea of making tinctures of all the herbs and formulas that a practitioner might use comes entirely out of adopting a Western approach, which was, in turn, based on use of different types of herbal materials than used in most Chinese prescribing for example, tincturing was used as a means of preserving fresh herb materials that were rich in volatile ingredients that could be lost upon drying and upon making teas.
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The herbs for acute diseases should be taken at any time….
Comments: The characteristics of White Willow are very similar to Aspirin.
As a Chinese medicine practitioner and a MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, I believe this book is an important reference for every Western practitioner of acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine and should a mandatory reference in the library of any Chinese medicine school.