Compendium of Materia Medica
The original writer, Medical Saint in the history of China, Dr. Li Shizhen in Ming Dynasty (1518 A.D. to 1594 A.D.) spent his thirty years to complete this great masterpiece. The original book includes 52 volumes and has 1.9 million Chinese characters. It clarifies about 18,000 different kinds of Chinese medicines, including herbs, animal products, mineral medicines, etc. Also 11,000 formulas for treating various health conditions as well as 1,110 pictures are contained in this great book.