Kung-Fu, or Tauist Medical Gymnastics, by John Dudgeon, , at sacred-texts.com
No. 2.—The Venerable Prince Li playing the Lute.—To cure chronic disease and yellow swelling.
The Jujube Iron Pills.
After each Prescription, there is a stanza of poetry. The older work consulted omits the poetry. The stanza accompanying this recipe reads:—
The Figure given in the books is that of the Founder of Tauism. He is popularly termed Lao-tse, the Old Child; from the white appearance of his head and the aged appearance of his face at birth. The epithet really means the Old Master. His surname Li was derived from the name for a plum tree, under which he was said to have been born. He was a contemporary of Confucius. The illustration is, as described, an attitude of meditation assumed by the Tauist and Buddhist priests.
154:* In the accompanying exercises with prescriptions, the Chinese characters with the botanical identification of the substances will be inserted only on their first occurrence. Where the substance is well known, is common and popular name only will be used.