Chinese Journal of Medical History / Zhong Hua Yi Shi Za Zhi

[This article belongs to Volume - 50, Issue - 6]

Abstract :

Borneol was widely used in Arabia in medieval times. After Borneol had been introduced into China and experienced theoretical thinking and clinical practice, traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) went"Chinese materia medicalized"knowledge construction on it with absorbing related foreign knowledge. In the Tang Dynasty, borneol has been officially included in the Chinese materia medica works. Since the Song Dynasty, the medicinal knowledge of borneol has been continuously expanded. The process of TCM"culturelized"foreign drug(assimilating foreign drug with TCM culture) can reveal the way of formation and accumulation of drug knowledge. It not only provides a reference for how to"Chinese materia medicalized"foreign drugs, but also provides ideas for exploring the model of the formation and accumulation of TCM knowledge