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Chinese Herbal Medicine/Materia Medica was primarily used for drawing herbal classification. The final categories selection reflects their predominance in TCM and the availability and quality of references.

Approximate Western equivalent for TCM categories is listed along with signs and symptoms/conditions in Table 1 in J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2007, 47, 2316-2334. doi:10.1021/ci700155t

The database gives the assessment of molecular activity according to 26 traditional Chinese medicine categories:

Release the Exterior (warm, acrid herbs)
Release the Exterior (cool, acrid herbs)
Drain Fire
Cool the Blood
Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
Purgatives
Cathartics
Drain Dampness
Dispel Wind-Damp
Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Warm and Transform Phlegm-Cold
Treat Cough & Wheezing
Aromatically Transform Damp
Regulate the Qi
Stop Bleeding
Invigorate the Blood
Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Tonify the Qi
Tonify the Blood
Tonify the Yang
Tonify the Yin
Stabilize and Bind (astringents)
Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Aromatically clear the Orifices of the Heart
Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Expel Parasites