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:
- Poor appetite
- 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
Byakujutsu (Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma) 3g
Bukuryo (Sclerotium Poriae Cocos) 3g
Sansonin (Zizyphi Spinosae Semen) 3g
Ryuganniku (Longan Arillus) 3g
Toki (Angelicae sinensis Radix) 3g
Shokyo (Zingiberis Rhizoma) 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).