药 (Kangxi radical 140, 艸+6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 廿女一戈 (TVMI), four-corner 44127, composition ⿱艹约)
- Kangxi Dictionary: not present, would follow page 1031, character 38
- Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 5, page 3212, character 13
- Unihan data for U+836F
Simplified from 藥, which was originally simplified as 葯／药 by the Republic of China (Kuomintang government) in 1935 and by the People's Republic of China in 1956 before being simplified to its present form.
Simplified from 葯 (約 → 约) (original sense unrelated to 藥), based on simplification of its radical component.
In mainland China, 藥／药, rather than 葯／药 is listed officially as the traditional form of 药.