- The compendium of materia medica has been held in high esteem since it was first published .
- “the shen nong ben cao jing " , written more than 2000 years ago , was the earliest book on materia medica in the world. recorded in the book are over 300 kinds of animals , plants , and minerals used for medication .
- Epilogue : education of materia medica and its future
- On theory of drug preparation in compendium of materia medica
Materia medica () is a Latin medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing (i.e.