Chinese Medicine Encyclopedia

Chinese Medicine Encyclopedia


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Chinese Medicine/Herbology is the theory of traditional Chinese herbal therapy, which accounts for the majority of treatments in traditional Chinese medicine.

There are roughly 13,000 herbs used in the Far East and over 100,000 medical herbs formulas/recipes recorded in the ancient literature, although in practice, only a tiny fraction of them were used. In the classic "Handbook of Traditional Drugs", around 500 drugs were listed as commonly available and are generally accepted by modern Chinese medicine practitioners.

Chinese Medicine Encyclopedia is an application containing over 450 types of commonly used Chinese Herbs/Medicine. For every type of herbs included, the following information is available for reference:

- High Quality Photo
- Name in English
- Name in Chinese
- Chinese Pin Yin
- Category
- Channels to be Applied
- Herbs Properties
- Usage Directions & Detailed Explanation
- Dosage
- Interactions with other Herbs/Medicine

In addition to individual herbs, this App also contains 250 common Chinese Herbal formulas, from curing influenza to providing extra nutrition to a pregnant mother. The following info is included in each herbal formula:

- Name of the Formula
- Chinese Pin Yin of the Formula
- Category and Function
- Pattern
- Effect
- Indication of sickness (Tongue Appearance, Pulse Patterns etc.)
- Cautions and Contradictions when in use
- Detailed Preparation Notes
- Substance included in the formula and their quantities

The application is optimized for all Android devices running on OS 1.5 or above.



This application has the following features:

- 2-Level Category Views with THUMBNAIL preview of each item
- All Category View to preview all items in alphabetical order
- Single Category View to list items of the same category
- Ability to BOOKMARK selected items for easier reference
- A medicine name SEARCH engine
- OFFLINE browsing


This application is proudly presented by Colakey LLC.

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Recently changed in this version

- Major Update
- Complete new user interface
- New 2-level category view
- Thumbnail preview
- Enhanced search function

Comments and ratings for Chinese Medicine Encyclopedia
  • (59 stars)

    by Tara L. Reed on 28/03/2014

    I studied Chinese herbs in Pin Yin so studying with this app is a little challenging. The Pin Yin names are there, but the herbs aren't categorized that way. I don't know English Names, and finding herbs in English is difficult. I would have preferred the herbs be categorized by their Chinese Pin Yin names. The app is thorough otherwise.

  • (59 stars)

    by Z.G. Yang on 16/01/2013

    It offers information about some basic Chinese herbs with clear photos, as well as some herbal remedies. But I would call this app "Chinese Herbs and Remedies" instead of "Chinese Medicine Encyclopedia", which is misleading. In addition, it is very difficult to find right herb or remedy because these search titles are not standard or categorized, if the Pin Yin names or latin names are used, it wo