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Chapter 1

The Traditional and Scientific Bases for Traditional Chinese Medicine: Communication Between Traditional Practitioners, Physicians and Scientists

The species Homo sapiens has existed for 200 000 years or so. Medicinal plants have been important to humans as indicated by plants in prehistoric burial sites, mummy wrappings and ancient legends. It is likely that during the entire period of human existence, plants have been used as medicines. Thi...
Print publication date: 07 Mar 2013
Copyright year: 2013
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-661-9
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-785-2
From the book series:
Drug Discovery