Chinese: Yi Zi Tang

English: Cimicifuga Formula

Source: Honchokeikenho (Japanese Experiential Formulas)

Pulse: slippery, bowstring

Tongue: dry white fur

Abdomen: oketsu, kyokyokuman

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

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Rectal pain
  • Swelling
  • Itchiness
  • Gastritis

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 Otsujito – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011

Kato N, Kato K, Hosoi Y. Effects of Otsuji-to in patients with hemorrhoid using ALTA and LE combined therapy. Igaku to Yakugaku (Journal of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science) 60:747-53 (2008).