This set of six volumes provides a systematic and standardized description of , chemical components isolated from , medicinal plants, collected from , books articles published in Chinese and international journals A chemical structure with stereo chemistry bonds is provided for each chemical component, in addition to conventional information, such as Chinese and English names, physical and chemical properties It includes a name list of medicinal plants from which the chemical component was isolated Further, abundant pharmacological data for nearly , chemical components are presented, including experimental method, experimental animal, cell type, quantitative data, as well as control compound data The seven indexes allow for complete cross indexing Regardless whether one searches for the molecular formula of a compound, the pharmacological activity of a compound, or the English name of a plant, the information in the book can be retrieved in multiple ways