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One of the three mythical emperors (reigns from 2737 to 2697 BC) Lord of the wind and agriculture. He passed on to humans knowledge related to the cultivation and use of medicinal plants.
He is depicted covered with leaves, with the body transparent (so he can verify the effect of herbs in his body). He is credited with Shennong Bencao Jing 神 農 本 草 經.