Chinese: Wu Hu Tang
English: Five Tiger Decoction
Source: Jing yue quan shu (Collected treatises of Jing-Yue)
Pulse: slippery, rapid
Tongue: yellow fur
Abdomen: medium abdominal wall strength
Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:
- Fever (with or without sweating)
- Difficulty breathing
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
- Sekko (Gypsum fibrosum) 10g
- Mao (Ephedrae Herba) 4g
- Kyonin (Armeniacae Semen) 4g
- Sohakuhi (Mori Cortex) 3g
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 Gokoto – Updated on June 16, 2012
Cui L, Qiu F, Zhou LB, Yoshihiro K, Yao XS. [Identification of volatile components in rat urine after oral administration of “wu-hu-tang”]. Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica. 2003;28(2):147-9.
Shimazaki Y, Mori H, Kurata H, et al. Comparative study of Kampo preparations Sho-Sei-Ryu-To and Go-Ko-To for nasal allergy and allergic conjunctivitis in spring. Therapeutic Research 2001; 22: 2385-91
Dai Y, Kou JP, Liu LH. Anti-allergic effect of an aqueous extract of wu-hu-tang. Journal of ethnopharmacology. 1997;55(2):127-32.