Honzo Wamyo

Honzo Wamyo is Japan’s oldest dictionary of medicinal plants still in existence, and was compiled by Sukehito Fukane.

Honzo Wamyo dictionary is modeled after “Xinxiu Bencao” compiled in Tang-dynasty China, and includes names of medicines, which were found in other Chinese medical books and translated into Japanese, and information about whether the medicines (medical plants) were produced in Japan and where they were produced.

The, Honzowamyo, dictionary is a valuable material to learn the original versions of the lost medical books and to trace the origin of Chinese traditional medicine.

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