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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2013 May;38(9):1451-4.

[A accurate identification method for Chinese materia medica--systematic identification of Chinese materia medica].

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College of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beifing 100102, China.


This paper put forward a more accurate identification method for identification of Chinese materia medica (CMM), the systematic identification of Chinese materia medica (SICMM) , which might solve difficulties in CMM identification used the ordinary traditional ways. Concepts, mechanisms and methods of SICMM were systematically introduced and possibility was proved by experiments. The establishment of SICMM will solve problems in identification of Chinese materia medica not only in phenotypic characters like the mnorphous, microstructure, chemical constituents, but also further discovery evolution and classification of species, subspecies and population in medical plants. The establishment of SICMM will improve the development of identification of CMM and create a more extensive study space.

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