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:

  • Asthma
  • Fever (with or without sweating)
  • Thirst
  • Wheezing
  • Cough
  • 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

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.