Kampo is a traditional Japanese herbal medicine that takes a holistic approach to healing. Since Kampo is currently being used for the treatment of a wide range of diseases with many reports of clinical effectiveness, it is playing an increasingly important role in Japan's modern-day health care.
Juzen-taiho-to (Shi-Quan-Da-Bu-Tang): Scientific Evaluation and Clinical Applications presents a concise overview of the important Kampo formula of Juzen-taiho-to. The book describes the therapeutic indications and traditional uses of Juzen-taiho-to, followed by its taxonomy, cultivation, quality assurance, and chemical constituents and pharmacological actions of raw plant material as the component herbs. Experts in the field discuss up-to-date findings and topics associated with the pharmacology and clinical application of Juzen-taiho-to, including its important immunomodulating, anti-tumor, and anti-metastatic properties, toxicology and side effects, and other related formulations.
Today, Kampo medicine is steadily gaining acceptance by Japan's national health insurance system, the medical community, and contemporary society. This book provides a comprehensive review of Juzen-taiho-to and demonstrates how Kampo and other herbal medicines are becoming the popular, practical, and preferred treatments of tomorrow.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is Kampo medicines?, H. Yamada
Crude Drugs, S. Nunome, K. Komatsu, T. Takeda, and H.Kiyohara
Therapeutic indications of Juzen-taiho-to in modern therapy, T. Hanawa
Immunological properties of Juzen-taiho-to, T. Matsumoto and H. Yamada
Hemopoiesis-stimulatory effects of Juzen-taiho-to, H. Hisha and S. Ikehara
Preventive effects of Juzen-taiho-to on infectious diseases, S. Abe, N. Yamaguchi, S. Tansho, and H.Yamaguchi
Search for active ingredients of Juzen-taiho-to, H. Kiyohara and H. Yamada
Effect of Juzen-taiho-to on carcinogenesis, tumor progression and metastasis in vivo, I. Saiki
In combination with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, K. Sugiyama
Anti-tumor effects in combination with chemotherapy, K. Tarao and T. Okamoto
Toxicology and side effects of Juzen-taiho-to, O. T. Iijima, T. Yanagisawa, H. Tanaka, and T. Matsumiya
Formulations related to Juzen-taiho-to: Hochu-ekki-to and Ninjin-yoei-to, Y. Komatsu
Component crude drugs of Juzen-taiho-to
Composition of Kampo formulas
List of Chinese and Japanese crude drugs in Kampo medicines
"Each chapter contains a complete list of references, useful and recent. There are 22 authors within the book, specialists in their fields, coming from academia, research institutes, and laboratories from Japan. The edition is carefully done and the coverage exhaustive. The book is good and is strongly recommended … ."
– Diego Rivera, University of Murcia, Spain in Economic Botany, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2007