Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Language

English

Abstract

The purposes of this investigation were: (1) to document Taoist herbal medicine in Wudang District, including which plant species and the ways of processing and administrations; (2) to compare the utilization of medicinal herbs of Taoist medicine in Wudang Disctrict and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this study, based on our botanical survey, 178 species medicinal plants belonging to 75 families were recorded by Wudang Taoist. Out of these, the most important species were Compositae, Labiatae, Liliaceae, Leguminosae, Berberidaceae, Polygonaceae, Rosaceae and Ranunculaceae. The study revealed that wine, tea and bath were most popular forms of administration in Taoist medicine. Our study is the first time to document Taoist medicine systematically. Taoist medicine culture can have its characteristics and bring honor to the world cultural heritage-Wudang Mountains, and then make greater contributions for human health and longevity.

本资源调查的目的是: (1) 记录武当山区道教药用植物的分布, 主要包括植物种类和使用方法; (2) 道教医药和 中医药使用比较。在这次调查中, 共有75科178种药用植物被道教医药收载。其中品种最多的科依次是菊科、唇形科、 百合科、豆科、小檗科、蓼科、蔷薇科、毛茛科。研究结果显示药酒、药茶、药浴是道教医药最常用的三种形式。 本次调查是首次对道教医药进行记载。道教医药文化特色鲜明, 是世界文化遗产的重要组成部分, 对人类健康长寿具有 巨大贡献。

Keywords

Medicinal plants, Taoist, Wudang mountain, 道教, 药用植物, 武当山

Publication Date

6-2014

Source Publication Title

Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences

Volume

23

Issue

6

Start Page

412

End Page

420

Publisher

Beijing Medical University

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

Copyright © 2014 Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University http://www.jcps.ac.cn

DOI

10.5246/jcps.2014.06.055

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.5246/jcps.2014.06.055

ISSN (print)

10031057

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