Chinese: Shen Su Yin

English: Gingseng and Perilla Leaf Decoction

Source: Taipinghuiminhejijufang (Prescriptions from the Great Peace Imperial Grace Pharmacy)

Pulse: floating, slow or soft, slippery

Tongue: pale body, greasy white fur

Abdomen: shinkahiko, fukuman

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

  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Poor appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Loose stools

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.