Chinese: Gui Pi Tang

English: Restore the Spleen Decoction

Source: Yanshijishengfang (Formulas to Aid the Living)

Pulse: fine, weak

Tongue: pale body, thin white fur

Abdomen: moderate to weak abdominal wall

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

  • Insomnia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Poor appetite
  • Depression
  • Gastritis
  • Short menstrual cycle
  • Spotting between periods

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

Ogi (Astragali Radix) 3g

Ninjin (Ginseng Radix) 3g

Byakujutsu (Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma) 3g

Bukuryo (Sclerotium Poriae Cocos) 3g

Sansonin (Zizyphi Spinosae Semen) 3g

Ryuganniku (Longan Arillus) 3g

Onji (Polygalae Radix) 2g

Taiso (Jujubae Fructus) 2g

Toki (Angelicae sinensis Radix) 3g

Kanzo (Glycyrrhizae Radix) 2g

Shokyo (Zingiberis Rhizoma) 1g

Mokko (Aucklandiae Radix) 1g

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 Kihito – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011

Higashi K, Rakugi H, Yu H, et al. Effect of kihito extract granules on cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s-type dementia. Geriatrics & Gerontology International 7: 245-51 (2007).