Chinese: Yi Gan San Jia Chen Pi Ban Xia
English: Restrain the Liver Powder plus Tangerine Peel and Pinellia Tuber
Pulse: bowstring, fine, rapid
Tongue: slightly red, white coating
Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:
- Easily upset
- Abdominal bloating
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
- Hange (Pinelliae Rhizoma) 5g
- Chinpi (Citri reticulatae Pericarpium) 3g
- Byakujutsu (Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma) 4g
- Bukuryo (Sclerotium Poriae Cocos), 4g
- Senkyu (Chuanxiong Rhizoma) 3g
- Toki (Angelicae sinensis Radix) 3g
- Chotoko (Uncariae Uncis Cum Ramulus) 3g
- Saiko (Bupleuri Radix) 2g
- Kanzo (Glycyrrhizae Radix) 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 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.