Chinese: Xiang Su San

English: Cyperus and Perilla Leaf Powder

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

Pulse: floating

Tongue: thin white fur

Abdomen: shinkahiko

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

  • Cold
  • Headache
  • Weak constitution
  • Depression
  • Fever and chills without sweating
  • Hives
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Poor appetite
  • Blenching

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 Kososan – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011

Homma Y. Kampo treatment of patients with common cold syndrome associated with fever. Nihon Toyo Igaku Zasshi (Japanese Journal of Oriental Medicine) 46: 285-91 (1995).

Mikamo H, Tamaya T. Usefulness of Kampo medicine for the treatment of infections from the perspective of medical economics. Sanfujinka Kampo Kenkyu no Ayumi (Recent Progress of Kampo Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology) 24: 105-8 (2007).