This is that strange type of herb books, written about Chinese herbs, but from a Western medicine -point of view. The book is good for a fast overview of the about 300 plants, minerals and animal parts covered, but the information is far too sketchy to be of any practical importance. As an example, a typical entry on the use is "Used as stomachic and carminative, Dose, 10-15 gm.". TCM herbalists are possibly happy about the Chinese characters with each entry, but as the author has gone to great lengths to translate TCM terms into western ones it's doubtful if TCM people find any value in the work. The index of western ailments / Chinese herbs could perhaps point you into a new direction if you're stuck in your therapeutics. But otherwise the book is just a nice collection of tidbits for the herbalist.