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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (3): 149-152.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.03.001

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On Chinese medicine essence based on drug system of natural pharmacy concept*

SHI Ren-bing1, WANG Yong-yan2, LYU Song-tao3   

  1. 1 School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100102;
    2 China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;
    3 Shanghai Green Valley Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
  • Received:2014-12-17 Online:2015-03-28 Published:2015-03-28

Abstract: Based on the nature medicine concept drug system, the epistemology of drug essence in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was set up, to improve understanding the essence of TCM drugs, effective material base level, and guiding research on the optimum drug system and drugs of TCM. The theories of applied science, reductionism, system theory, and holistic view were used for basic characteristic analysis of the drug system in TCM. Three basic characteristics of drug system (naturalness, collaborative and compatibility) reflect the organic integration effect state, natural related laws, related pharmacology and the connotation of the effective material basic in single and compound drugs of TCM. The research based on drug system thinking and its basic properties characterization, can perceive the essence and connotation of TCM from microscopic system. That also can guide the research on optimum drug of TCM, predict new drug system and new unit of TCM, and finally to enrich clinical drugs.

Key words: drug system, Chinese medicines nature, effective substance, new discovery of Chinese medicine

CLC Number: 

  • R28