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Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi. 2017 Mar 28;47(2):70-72. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0255-7053.2017.02.002.

[History and development of carbonization of Chinese materia medica and exploration on its mechanism of hemostatic action].

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Tengzhou Central People's Hospital of Shandong Province, Tengzhou, 277500, China.


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The first material recorded about hair charcoal is seen in Nei jing (Inner Canon). It has a history of over 2 000 years for the carbonization of Chinese materia medica. There were controversies on this matter and its clinical application was seldom seen and underdeveloped. After the Yuan Dynasty, the main theory of carbonic herbs for hemostasis, and keeping the nature of the medicines after carbonization was gradually formed, and physicians of generations began to conduct in-depth research. Through repeated practice and verification, people summed up the suitable species of Chinese materia medica and its principle for carbonization. The methods and degree of carbonization of Chinese materia medica are reasonably discussed, with its principle and basis for application primarily interpreted.


Carbonization of Chinese materia medica; Carbonized medicines; Processing of Chinese materia medica

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