The word ‘herb’ usually refers to a medicinal or aromatic plant. In Chinese herbal medicine, however, ‘herbal’ medicines are not only derived from plants, fruits, or trees but also from rocks,shells, and different parts of animals, such as their skin, bones, or organs. Thus ‘herbal’ medicine must be distinguished from purely botanical medicine. Read More….
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Featured Kampo Herbs – Binroji
Chinese: bing lang
English: areca palm, betel nut
Pharmaceutical: Arecae Semen
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Featured Kampo Formula – Unkeito
Chinese: Wen Jing Tang
English: Warm the Menses Decoction
Pulse: sunken, fine
Tongue: pale body, stasis spots, scanty fur
Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:
- Irregular menstruation
- Cold extremities
- Hot palms and soles
- Hot flashes
- Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual bleeding)
- Extended or continuous menstrual flow
- Bleeding between periods
- Pain, distention, and cold in the lower abdomen
- Dry skin
- Dry mouth and lips
There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.
Basic and Clinical Research on Unkeito
Health Conditions that are Commonly Treated by Kampo Herbal Medicines: Digestive Problems, Urinary Problems, Female Health and Infertility, Cardiovascular Problems, Pain Conditions and more… (for some conditions, it is recommended to combine the treatment with other Kampo techniques or modalities such as acupuncture and moxibustion).
Kampo and Alternative Medicine Related Information
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