Chinese: Yi Gan San Jia Chen Pi Ban Xia

English: Restrain the Liver Powder plus Tangerine Peel and Pinellia Tuber

Source: Honchokeikenho (Japanese Experiential Formulas)

Pulse: bowstring, fine, rapid

Tongue: slightly red, white coating

Abdomen: fukuchokukinrenkyu , saijyoki (especially left side), sinkaki (especially left side)

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

  • Dementia
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Easily upset
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Insomnia

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 Yokukansankachinpihange – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011

Aizawa R, Kanbayashi T, Saito Y, et al. Effects of Yoku-kan-san ka chimpi-hange on the sleep of normal healthy adult subjects. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2002; 56: 303-4.

Hayano T. Effects of yokukansankachimpihange in the treatment of senile dementia. Gendai Iryogaku 1989; 5: 109-13.

Hayano T, Majima M, Kadomae S, et al. Effects of TSUMURA Yokukansankachimpihange extracts for various dementias (II). Kampo Igaku (Kampo Medicine) 1987; 11: 16-25.