Sho-saiko-to, A Clinically Documented Herbal Preperation for Treating Chronic Liver Disease
- Japanese herbal medicines benefit patients with gastrointestinal disorders. // Foods Matter (USA);Jun2009, p17
The article discusses a study that examined the health benefits offered by Japanese herbal medicines on patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. It reviewed Japanese herbal medicines, including rikkunshi-to, dai-kenchu-to and hangeshashin-to. Results have shown that such medicines were...
- Liver function test abnormalities in Nigerian patients with human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus co-infection. Iroezindu, M O; Agbaji, O O; Daniyam, C A; Isiguzo, G C; Isichei, C; Akanbi, M O // International Journal of STD & AIDS;
Data on baseline hepatic function of HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infected patients are limited in sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed liver function test (LFT) abnormalities in Nigerian patients with HIV/HBV co-infection to highlight the impact of HIV on HBV-related liver disease in...
- HEPATOPROTECTION STUDY OF LEAVES POWDER OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA A. JUS. Shirish, S. Pingale // International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review & Resear;Jul-Aug2010, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p37
Liver disorders are a serious health problem. In allopathic medicinal practices reliable liver protective drugs are not available but herbs play important role in management of liver disorders. Numerical medicinal plants are used for the same in ethnomedical practices and in traditional system...
- NOD to JAPANESE HEALTH. // American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter;Spring2013, Vol. 28 Issue 2, pp4
The article informs that the Japanese pharmaceutical companies are planning to increase the production of kampo medicine to meet the demands and states that herbs in the country were exported from China but due to the increased demand for natural medicines it is focusing on its production.
- Asian medicine: Japan's paradigm. Cameron, Silke; Reissenweber, Heidrun; Watanabe, Kenji // Nature;2/2/2012, Vol. 482 Issue 7383, p35
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article discussing traditional Japanese Kampo medicine from an issue in volume 480, 2011.
- Araliaceae species used for culinary and medicinal purposes in Niigata-ken, Japan. Brussell, David Eric // Economic Botany;Winter2004, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p736
Discusses the applications of Araliaceae species for culinary and medicinal purposes in Niigata-ken, Japan. Definition of kampo; Facts about Acanthopanax sciadophylloides; Ethnobotany in Japan.
- Japanese herbals promising in somatoform disorders. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;5/7/2005, Issue 477, p13
Discusses research being done on the effect of Japanese kampo herbal medicine therapy on the quality of life of patients with somatoform disorders. Reference to a study by K. Yamada and colleagues, published in the April 2005 issue of the "Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology"; Number of...
- Promotion of Intestinal Peristalsis by Bifidobacterium spp. Capable of Hydrolysing Sennosides in Mice. Matsumoto, Mitsuharu; Ishige, Atsushi; Yazawa, Yuka; Kondo, Manami; Muramatsu, Koji; Watanabe, Kenji // PLoS ONE;Feb2012, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p1
Background: While there are a variety of identifiable causes of constipation, even idiopathic constipation has different possible mechanisms. Sennosides, the main laxative constituents of Daio, an ancient Kampo medicine, are prodrugs that are converted to an active principle, rheinanthrone, by...
- Herbal OTC remedy and hepatic dysfunction. // WHO Drug Information;2001, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p80
Reports that cases of hepatic dysfunction have been reported in Japan during treatment with Seirogan, which contains glycyrrhizin, creosote, gambir, phellodendron bark and citrus unshiu peel. Use of the drug for treatment of diarrhea, vomiting, and food poisoning; Ministry of Health, Labor and...