Objectives : This paper examines verses from the 『Bencaoshu』 that are quoted in the 『Benjingshuzheng』 to determine its characteristics.
Methods : Based on the two texts, contents by Liuqianjiang in the 『Benjingshuzheng』 were selected, of which his pharmacology was examined to determine common characteristics.
Results & Conclusions : Based on what Zouzhu adopted from the pharmacology of the 『Bencaoshu』, it could be said that he focused on the interaction between Yin/Yang and Five Phases, the ascending/descending/exiting/entering of Qi, and the smooth circulation and communication of Qi. Constant Yin/Yang movement as a result of continuous circulation of Qi was emphasized. Zouzhu’s adoption of the pharmacology of the 『Bencaoshu』 is in indication of his approval of Liuqianjiang’s descriptive methods, and his will to follow and further develop the pharmacology of the 『Bencaoshu』 that is based on the theories of the 『Shanghanlun』 and the 『Jinguiyaolue』.