There are so many small details that create the story of one Chinese herb and much of the initial work of learning is a long slog of memorization, forgetting, and memorizing again. The beautiful photos in this book capture details of the herb that will help you dive deeper into the doctrine of signatures. Nature is truly a work of art and I wanted to capture a bit of that. If you can memorize the basic details with an understanding that each marker---category, flavor, nature, channel, dosage, and herb type--are key pieces to its meaning, the tedium and repetition of the learning becomes less difficult. Throughout your training and career the information contained in these pages is the base upon which you will build all of your herbal knowledge. It is simultaneously basic and complex, and like the whole of Chinese medicine, profound.
DO NOT PURCHASE THE HARD COVER BOOK. I DESIGNED THE BOOK TO BE AN EBOOK.