Kampo Herbs

Introduction

The word “herb” usually refers to a medicinal or aromatic plant.[1] In Chinese herbal medicine, however, herbal medicines are not only derived from plants, fruits, or trees but also from rocks, shells, and different parts of animals, such as their skin, bones, or organs. Thus herbal medicine must be distinguished from purely botanical medicine.  Read more

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List of Kampo Herbs – Sorted by Chinese (Pinyin)

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  • Japanese (Hiragana)
  • Japanese (Kanji)
  • Chinese (Pinyin)
  • English
  • Pharmaceutical
  • hazu
  • はず
  • 巴豆
  • ba dou
  • croton seed
  • Crotonis Fructus
  • hanmyo
  • はんみょう
  • 斑猫
  • ban mao
  • mylabris, cantharides
  • Mylabris
  • baimo
  • ばいも
  • 貝母
  • bei mu
  • fritillaria bulb
  • Fritillariae Bulbus
  • sokuhakuyo
  • そくはくよう
  • 側柏葉
  • ce bai ye
  • Oriental arborvitae leafy twig
  • Platycladi Cacumen
  • senso
  • せんそ
  • 蟾酥
  • chan su
  • toad venom
  • Bufonis Venenum
  • jinko
  • じんこう
  • 沈香
  • chen xiang
  • aquilaria wood, aloeswood
  • Aquilariae Lignum resinatum
  • senkotsu
  • せんこつ
  • 川骨
  • chuan gu
  • Japanese water lily rhizome
  • Nupharis Rhizoma
  • daifukuhi
  • だいふくひ
  • 大腹皮
  • da fu pi
  • areca husk, areca peel
  • Arecae Pericarpium
  • takuchikuyo
  • たんちくよう
  • 淡竹葉
  • dan zhu ye
  • lophatherum stem and leaves
  • Lophatheri Herba
  • karokon
  • かろこん
  • 栝楼根
  • gua lou gen
  • trichosanthes root
  • Trichosanthis Radix
  • kashi
  • かし
  • 訶子
  • he zi
  • chebule, myrobalan fruit, terminalia, chebgium
  • Chebulae Fructus
  • kakko
  • かっこう
  • 藿香
  • huo xiang
  • pogostemon
  • Pogostemonis, Agstaches Herba
  • koi
  • こうい
  • 膠飴
  • jiao yi
  • ground sugar
  • Saccharum Granorum
  • renniku
  • れんにく
  • 蓮肉
  • lian rou
  • sacred lotus seed
  • Nelumbis Semen
  • reiyokaku
  • れいようかく
  • 羚羊角
  • ling yang cao
  • antelope horn
  • Saigae tataricae Cornu
  • mokuboi
  • もくぼうい
  • 木防已
  • mu fang ji
  • cocculus root
  • Cocculi Radix
  • mokka
  • もっか
  • 木瓜
  • mu gua
  • chaenomeles fruit, Chinese quince fruit
  • Chaenomelis Fructus
  • jingyo
  • じんぎょう
  • 秦艽
  • qin jiao
  • large gentian root, gentiana macrophylla root
  • Gentianae macrophyllae Radix
  • boi
  • ぼうい
  • 防已
  • qing feng teng
  • Sesami Semen
  • Sinomeni Caulis et Rhizoma
  • jashoshi
  • じゃしょうし
  • 蛇床子
  • she chuang zi
  • cnidium seed
  • Cinidii Fructus
  • jako
  • じゃこう
  • 麝香
  • she xiang
  • musk (navel gland secretions of the musk deer)
  • Moschus
  • sekketsumei
  • せっけつめい
  • 石決明
  • shi jue ming
  • abalone shell
  • Halitotidis Concha
  • shikunshi
  • しくんし
  • 使君子
  • shi jun zi
  • rangoon creeper fruit with seeds, quisqualis
  • Quisqualis Fructus
  • soboku
  • そぼく
  • 蘇木
  • su mu
  • sappan wood shavings
  • Sappan Lignum
  • shachu
  • しゃちゅう
  • 土鳖虫
  • tu bie chong
  • ground beetle, wingless cockroach
  • Eupolyphaga
  • dobukuryo
  • どぶくりょう
  • 土茯苓
  • tu fu ling
  • smooth greenbrier rhizome, smilax
  • Smilacis glabrae Rhizoma
  • gobaishi
  • ごばいし
  • 五倍子
  • wu bei zi
  • gallnut of Chinese sumac
  • Galla chinensis
  • gokahi
  • ごかひ
  • 五加皮
  • wu jia pi
  • acanthopanax root bark, eleutherococus root bark
  • Acanthopanacis Cortex
  • bokusoku
  • ぼくそく
  • 樸樕
  • xiang shi
  • sawtooth oak bark
  • Quercus Cortex
  • shoubaku
  • しょうばく
  • 小麦
  • xiao mai
  • wheat seed
  • Tritici Semen
  • yutan
  • ゆうたん
  • 熊胆
  • xion dan
  • bear gallbladder
  • Vesica Fellea Ursi
  • senpukuka
  • せんぷくか
  • 旋覆花
  • xuan fu hua
  • inula flower
  • inulae Flos
  • yakumoso
  • やくもそう
  • 益母草
  • yi mu cao
  • Chinese motherwort herb
  • Leonuri Herba
  • chikusetsuninjin
  • ちくせつにんじん
  • 竹節人参
  • zhu jie ren shen
  • Japanese ginseng root
  • Panacis Japonicus
  • shusha
  • しゅしゃ
  • 朱砂
  • zhu sha
  • cinnabar
  • Cinnabaris
  • shikon
  • しこん
  • 紫根
  • zi gen
  • lithospermum root
  • Lithospermi Radix

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