Chinese: Jia Wei Gui Pi Tang

English: Augmented Restore the Spleen Decoction

Source: Yanshijishengfang (Formulas to Aid the Living)

Pulse: fine

Tongue: pale body

Abdomen: saijyoki, saikaki

Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Gastritis

There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.

Herbs in This Formula

Ogi (Astragali Radix) 3g

Saiko (Bupleuri Radix) 3g

Ninjin (Ginseng Radix) 3g

Byakujutsu (Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma) 3g

Bukuryo (Sclerotium Poriae Cocos) 3g

Sansonin (Zizyphi Spinosae Semen) 3g

Ryuganniku ( Longan Arillus) 3g

Onji (Polygalae Radix) 2g

Sanshishi (Gardeniae Fructus) 2g

Toki (Angelicae sinensis Radix) 2g

Botanpi (Paeoniae Moutan Cortex) 2g

Taiso (Jujubae Fructus) 2g

Kanzo (Glycyrrhizae Radix) 1g

Shokyo (Zingiberis Rhizoma) 1g

Mokko (Aucklandiae Radix) 1g

Note: Suggested dosages of each herb in Kampo formulas are often smaller than those of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Individual dosages of herbs may be adjusted depending on each patient’s condition, constitutional patterns, quality of the herbs, and other factors involved.

Basic and Clinical Research on Kamikihito – Updated on Mar 30, 2011

Ikeda A, Higashio S, Ushiroyama T, et al. Experience with administration of kamikihito with chemotherapy and palliative care in patients with gynecologic cancer. Sanfujinka Kampo Kenkyu no Ayumi (Recent Progress of Kampo Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology) 20: 152-5 (2003)

Inoue S, Kuwahara H, Kato Y, et al. Thrombopoietic and leukopoietic effects of a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, formula reverti lienalis compositae (Japanese name: Kami-kihi-to TJ-137) in cancer patients. Biotherapy 12: 1071-6 (1998)

Kanai S. The effect of Kami-kihi-to on the maintenance of bone mass in patients with osteoporosis. Nihon Toyo Igaku Zasshi (Japanese Journal of Oriental Medicine) 49: 59-66 (1998).