Eastland Herb–Chinese Medicine 17+

Materia Medica & Formulas

Eastland Herb

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 442 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 info@eastlandpress.com.

What’s New

Version 4.5

Bug fix to prevent a crash.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
442 Ratings

442 Ratings

Pinkbubble13 ,

Just Love this app! Except...

There are many things I just love about this app. I love how easy it is to use. I love that I can have both my herbal and formula book right there at my fingertips at all times while I’m in the clinic and that it integrates both books so that I can quickly look up each herb in a formula if needed when customizing a formula. The thing that bothers me the most is the inability to highlight, underline or make notes. If this were a feature it would help greatly as there are times when I find interesting tidbits in the commentary but have to read the entire thing again to find out where it is.

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.

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Eastland Herb, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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