Boiogito LS

Chinese: Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang

English: Stephania and Astragalus Formula

Source: Jinguiyaolue (Essentials from the Golden Cabinet)

Pulse: floating, soft or rapid

Tongue: pale body, white fur

Abdomen: weak to medium abdominal wall strength, fukuman

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

  • Obesity
  • Edema
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Knee pain
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive dysfunction


Basic and Clinical Research on Boiogito – Updated on June 16, 2012

Majima T, Inoue M, Kasahara Y, Onodera T, Takahashi D, Minami A. Effect of the Japanese herbal medicine, Boiogito, on the osteoarthritis of the knee with joint effusion. Sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation, therapy & technology : SMARTT. 2012;4:3.

Shimada T, Akase T, Kosugi M, Aburada M. Preventive Effect of Boiogito on Metabolic Disorders in the TSOD Mouse, a Model of Spontaneous Obese Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 2011;2011:931073.

Yamakawa J, Ishigaki Y, Takano F, Takahashi T, Yoshida J, Moriya J, et al. The Kampo medicines Orengedokuto, Bofutsushosan and Boiogito have different activities to regulate gene expressions in differentiated rat white adipocytes: comprehensive analysis of genetic profiles. Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin. 2008;31(11):2083-9.

Takei H, Nakai Y, Hattori N, Yamamoto M, Takeda S, Yamamoto M, et al. The herbal medicines Saireito and Boiogito improve the hypertension of pre-eclamptic rats induced by Nomega-Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester. Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology. 2007;14(9):591-600.

Nishizawa Y, Nishizawa Y, Yoshioka F, et al. Therapeutic effect of boiogitoka-shuchibushimatsu on gonarthrosis: a 10-year prospective randomized controlled trial with loxoprofen sodium. Pharma Medica 2007; 25: 15-21 (in Japanese).

Nishizawa Y, Nishizawa Y, Amenomori Y, et al. A comparison of the analgesic effect of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs alminoprofen) and those of a Chinese traditional herbal medicine, Boi-ogi-to and Shuchi-Bushi-Powder on osteoarthropathy of the knee joint in middle-aged and elderly patients with knee-joint osteoarthropathy. Itami to Kampo (Pain and Kampo Medicine) 1998; 8: 17-32