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China's Medicinal Mosaic: Unveiling the Geographical Tapestry of Traditional Healing


In this video, Professor explores the diverse geography of China and its impact on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

With varied climates, from harsh northern regions to tropical southwest, China boasts over 11,000 botanical species, 1,600 zoological species, and 80 minerals used medicinally. The medicinal plant resources are broadly distributed across seven zones, each with unique species and characteristics. Notable examples include Panax ginseng from the Northeast, Shanyao from the Northern warm temperate zone, and Morinda officinalis from the Southern subtropical zone. This geographical overview sheds light on the rich and varied medicinal resources integral to TCM.

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