Instantly find the information you need about Chinese herbs and formulas with this app from the authors of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Formulas & Strategies, the most trusted and widely-used professional references in the field.


• Completely rebuilt to provide better navigation and powerful search by symptoms, findings, actions, and diagnosis.
• Herbs and formulas are searchable by English, pinyin, or Chinese name.
• In-depth analysis of over 530 of the most commonly used herbs, and over 800 formulas, drawn from dozens of classical and modern Chinese sources.
• Virtually all the content of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Formulas & Strategies


Dan Bensky
Volker Scheid
Steven Clavey
Randall Barolet
Erich Stoeger
Andrew Ellis
Andrew Gamble
Lilian Lai Bensky (illustrations)

App development by Phil Mitchell. Eastland Herb logo designed by Xie Keqing.

For questions about the app, contact Eastland Press at

What’s New

Version 3.8

Updated for iOS 12.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

acudoc37 ,

It’s all better now!

Three years ago I gave this app only three stars because some of the book material was not included, and there was no index. Now the updated version has powerful search features that are better than an index, and it includes all of the book material. It’s a much more useful app now. Chinese herbal medicine is a lifelong study, and I love being able to go deeper anytime I want. Never miss an opportunity to learn because you don’t have 20 pounds of books in your pocket. Here they are, right in your phone or tablet. Thanks, Eastland Press!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your comments. Please check out the latest version (3.4) with improved navigation and a powerful advanced search function. Think you'll find that the content is much richer and more accessible than other tools on the market. Chapter and section introductions are included if you use the book format.

PurpleLi_AM ,

amazing app!

2 years ago I rated a 1 star since, despite contacting the developer, I was unable to access the app when I switch phones. Now they have fixed the issue (took them 1.5 years) but it is well worth it. 2 full books for less than the price of 1, No toting around heavy books. Instant info at your finger tips. The way it should be in a digital age. Thanks for (finally) getting it together, it was worth the wait.

Developer Response ,

Sorry you had difficulty. You should be able to access the app on new iOS devices at no additional charge if you use the same Apple ID. Choose "restore" rather than "purchase." Contact us if you continue to experience difficulty.

makoipdx ,

My eyes are kinda old

I love that I can get all of the content of the Material Medica and Formulas and Strategies for about a third the cost of buying both while only weighing as much as my iPad. Search ability and links to herbs and formulas from the text are wonderful tools. The only reason I haven’t given five stars is that not all of the links work, and for the life of me, I can’t find a way to change the size of the type. I would love to be able to enlarge the type within the app to make it easier for me to read.


Eastland Press Inc.
113 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
In-App Purchases
  1. Full View $99.99
  2. Snapshot $19.99
  3. Upgrade to Full View $79.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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