Photos of Chinese Materia Medica
The following shows photos of some of the main TCM Materia Medica as available on the Chinese Herbal Medicine market. Detailed illustrations and photos are available in the Medicine Monographs.
Detailed Photos of Individual Medicines
Various grades of White (American) Ginseng
Various types and grades of Pinella (Ban Xia), used to treat Phlegm diseases. The yellow one is treated with Ginger (Jiang Ban Xia), while the white one is treated with Lime. (Chengdu, 2010)
Aconite 'Bai Fu Pian' (prepared White Aconite root) as used in TCM.
A shop specialising in various species of Ganoderma (Ling Zhi) and related Fungii. (Chengdu, 2010)
Dang Gui main roots (rootlets removed).
Dang Gui whole roots
Whole Velvet Deer Horn (Lu Rong)
Deer Horn slices (Lu Rong)
Sacks of dried 3 year old Ginseng roots. (Chengdu Herb Market, 2009)
A medium grade Aloeswood
Pieces of Australian Sandalwood for sale in the Chengdu Herb Market. (2010)
Aconite 'Hei Fu Zi' (prepared Black-skinned Aconite root) as used in TCM.
Large slices of Rhubarb root.
A store specialsing in various grades and types of Astragalus Huang Qi, including several types of wild Astragalus.
Eucommia bark (Du Zhong)
Polygonum whole root (He Shou Wu)
Bulk House Lizard (Ge Jie)
Soft-shelled Turtle Shell (Bie Jia)