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Bai Shao and Chi Shao


In this video, Professor discusses the evolution of herbal medicine in China from ancient times to the present, focusing on changes in botanical identity, cultivation, processing, and administration methods. Notably, variations in the use of Paeonia lactiflora exemplify regional differences in medicinal practices.

Historical unity of Bai Shao and Chi Shao in ancient formulas gradually differentiates in China due to processing, while Japan and Korea maintain the unified approach.

The video explores the practical implications of these changes on clinical practices and highlights the nuanced development of herbal medicine over time.

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  • How does the processing (pao zhi) of Paeonia lactiflora influence the properties of Bai Shao and Chi Shao?
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