Chinese: Zhu Ling Tang

English: Polyporus Decoction

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: rapid, slippery

Tongue: red body, yellow greasy fur

Abdomen: shinkahi, fukubiman, oketsu

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

  • Difficult urination
  • Dysuria (Painful urination)
  • Edema
  • Bladder infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Thirst
  • Scanty urinary flow
  • Insomnia

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

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.

Abdominal pattern (fukusho) of Choreito (from Fukusho Kiran Yoku 1809)


Basic and Clinical Research on Choreito (Zhu Ling Tang ) – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011

Kobayashi M, Naya Y, Kino M, et al. Low dose tamsulosin for stone expulsion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Efficacy in Japanese male patients with ureteral stone. International Journal of Urology 15: 495-8 (2008)

Yoshimura K, Miyake O, Okuyama A, et al. Effect of chorei-to and gorei-san on calcium oxalate crystallization in human urine. Hinyokika Kiyo (Acta Urologica Japonica 44: 13-6 (1998)

Takada M, Yano H, Kanbara N, et al. Effect of chorei-to on spontaneous discharge of urinary stones after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Hinyokika Kiyo (Acta Urologica Japonica) 43: 311-4 (1997)

Fuse H, Sakamoto M, Iwasaki M, et al. Effect of Chorei-to and Hachimi-jio-gan on unidentified complatints on urinary tract. Hinyoki Geka (Japanese Journal of Urological Surgery) 8: 603-9 (1995).

Kinoshita H, Kanaya H, Yamamoto S, et al. Effects of Chinese herbal medicine in promoting the spontaneous discharge of upper urinary tract stones after ESWL. Nishinihon Hinyokika (The Nishinihon Journal of Urology) 55: 61-6 (1993)