The Herbalist's Manual

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The Herbalist's Manual
Herbalist Manual.jpg
Poster
Genre Costume drama
Starring Frankie Lam
Michelle Ye
Kenneth Ma
Selena Li
Opening theme Sai Sheung Mo Nan Si (世上無難事) performed by Frankie Lam
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 25
Production
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel TVB
Original run November 28, 2005 –
December 30, 2005
External links
Website
The Herbalist's Manual
Traditional Chinese 本草藥王
Simplified Chinese 本草药王

The Herbalist's Manual is a Hong Kong television series released overseas in May 2005 and broadcast on TVB Jade channel in November 2005.

The series focuses on the greatest physician and pharmacologist in Chinese history, Li Shizhen and his herbalist manual, Bencao Gangmu.

Cast[edit]

Note: Some of the characters' names are in Cantonese romanisation.
Cast Role Description
Frankie Lam Lee See-Jan
李時珍
Herb Doctor
Ng Mo-Yung's husband.
Michelle Ye Dong Ching
冬青
Kenneth Ma Pong Hin
龐憲
Selena Li Ng Mo-Yung
吳慕榕
Lee See-Jan's wife.
Wilson Tsui (艾威) Lee Gwoh-Jan
李果珍
Lee See-Jan's brother.
Law Koon Lan (羅冠蘭) Cheung Kiu
張嬌
Lee See-Jan and Lee Gwoh-Jan's mother.
Chun Wong (秦煌) Ging Wong
荊王
Ng Mo-Yung's uncle.
Law Lok Lam (羅樂林) Yim Sung
嚴嵩
Yim Sai-Fan's father.
Li Ka Sing (李家聲) Yim Sai-Fan
嚴世藩
Yim Sung's son.
Felix Lok (駱應鈞) Pong Bak-Chuen
龐百川
Pong Hin's father.
Power Chan Dai Wong-Chi
大王子

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
1
November 28 - December 2, 2005 1 — 5
30
35
[1]
2
December 5 - December 9, 2005 6 — 10
29
[2]
3
December 12 - December 16, 2005 11 — 15
29
32
[3]
4
December 19 - December 23, 2005 16 — 20
28
[4]
5
December 26 - December 30, 2005 21 — 25
30
[5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com Herbalist's Manual - Official Website (Chinese)