Chinese: Xiong Gui Jiao Ai Tang
English: Szechwan Lovage Rhizoma, Angelica Root, Ass-Hide Glue and Argy Wormwood Leaf Decoction
Source: Jinguiyaolue (Essentials from the Golden Cabinet)
Tongue: slightly pale
Abdomen: okestsu, fukuchokukinrenkyu
Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:
- Threatened miscarriage
- Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
- Menorrhagia (heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding)
- Abdominal pain
- Excessive virginal discharge
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
- AkyoAsini (Corii Colla) 3g
- Jio (Rehmanniae Radix) 4g
- Gaiyo (Artemisiae Capillari Flos) 3g
- Shakuyaku (Paeoniae Radix) 6g
- Senkyu (Chuanxiong Rhizoma) 3g
- Toki (Angelicae sinensis Radix) 3g
- Kanzo (Glycyrrhizae Radix), 3g
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 Kyukikyogaito – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011
Ushiroyama T, Sakuma K, Nosaka S, et al. Clinical efficacy of kyukikyogaito for imminent abortion with uterine hemorrhage*. Sanfujinka Kampo Kenkyu no Ayumi (Recent Progress of Kampo Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology) 23: 100-3 (2006).
Ushiroyama T, Araki R, Sakuma K, et al. Efficacy of the kampo medicine Xiong-Gui-Jiao-Ai-Tang, a traditional herbal medicine, in the treatment of threatened abortion in early pregnancy. American Journal of Chinese Medicine 34: 731-40 (2006).
Iwabuchi S. Effect of kyuki-kyogai-to on stopping dysfunctional uterine bleeding – comparison with occidental hemostatic drugs -. Nihon Toyo Igaku Zasshi (Japanese Journal of Oriental Medicine) 50: 883-903 (2000).
Yoshikawa H, Ikeuchi T, Kai Y. Clinical effects of Kyuki-kyogai-to and Sairei-to for essential microscopic hematuria. Kampo to Saishin-chiryo (Kampo & the Newest Therapy) 6: 55-8 (1997).