Research Publications



Honso formulas are clinical-proven and evidence-based. Chinese herbal formulas are regulated as pharmaceutical prescription drugs in Japan. Since the 1960’s, Japanese researchers have gradually validated Kampo formulas with laboratory and clinical studies. Hundreds of research papers have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Honso products such as Sho-Saiko-To (Xiao Chai Hu Tang, H09) are in clinical trials for liver diseases at New York Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and UCSD Liver Center. Many of the granular and soft gel formulas are based on classical Chinese texts and have been applied to modern day conditions. It is the combination of time tested formulas, modern research analysis, and highly effective dosage method that makes Honso’s products truly unique.

Most of the Japan’s research are published using the generic names of Kampo formulas. The links below will bring up the related research on pubmed LOGOeach herbal formula from the PubMed Database by the National Library of Medicine.

Research publications below are linked to National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Pubmed database. Public domain information on the NLM Web pages may be freely distributed and copied. We acknowledge the important research information for healthcare practitioners usage.

*The information provided here is for healthcare professional practitioners only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
# Japanese Name Chinese Name PubMed Link
H07 Hachimi-jio-gan Bai Wei Di Huang Wan Click Here
H08 Dai-saiko-to Da Chai Hu Tang Click Here
H09 Sho-saiko-to Xiao Chai Hu Tang Click Here
H12 Saiko-ka-ryukotsu-borei-to Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang Click Here
H13 Sanou-shashin-to San Huang Xie Xin Tang Click Here
H14 Hange-shashin-to Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang Click Here
H15 Oren-gedoku-to Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Click Here
H16 Hange-kokuboku-to Ban Xia Hou Po Tang Click Here
H20 Boi-ogi-to Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang Click Here
H23 Toki-shakuyaku-san Dang Gui Shao Yao San Click Here
H24 Kami-shoyo-san Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Click Here
H25 Keishi-bukuryo-gan Gui zhi fu ling wan Click Here
H40 Chorei-to Zhu Ling Tang Click Here
H41 Hochu-ekki-to Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Click Here
H43 Rikkunshi-to Liu Jun Zi Tang Click Here
H45 Keishi-to Gui Zhi Tang Click Here
H48 Juzen-taiho-to Shi Quan Da Bu Tang Click Here
H60 Keishika-shakuyaku-to Gui Pi Jia Shao Yao Tang Click Here
H68 Shakuyaku-kanzo-to Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang Click Here
H71 Shimotsu-to Si Wu Tang Click Here
H79 Heii-san-ryo Ping Wei San Click Here


Pin Yin English Name  Chinese Name  
Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Tonify the Yang to Restore Five Formula 补阳还五汤 Click Here
Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang Bupleurum and Cinnamon Formula 柴胡桂枝汤 Click Here
Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang Bupleurum plus Dragon Bone and Oyster Shell Formula 柴胡加龙骨牡蛎汤 Click Here
Chai Hu Shu Gan San Bupleurum to Soothe the Liver Formula 柴胡疏肝散 Click Here
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San Ligusticum Chuanxiong Formula with Green Tea 川芎茶调散 Click Here
Da Chai Hu Tang Major Bupleurum Formula 大柴胡汤 Click Here
Da Cheng Qi Tang Major Order the Qi Formula 大承气汤 Click Here
Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang Dang Gui Formula to Tonify the Blood 当归补血汤 Click Here
Dang Gui Shao Yao San Dang Gui and Peony Formula 当归芍药散 Click Here
Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang Angelica Pubescens and Sangjisheng Formula 独活寄生汤 Click Here
Gan Mai Da Zao Tang Licorice, Wheat and Jujube Formula 甘麦大枣汤 Click Here
Gui Pi Tang Restore the Spleen Formula 归脾汤 Click Here
Gui Zhi Fu Ling Tang Cinnamon Twig and Poria Formula 桂枝茯苓汤 Click Here
Gui Zhi Tang Cinnamon Formula 桂枝湯 Click Here
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Coptis Formula to Relieve Toxicity 黄连解毒汤 Click Here
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Augmented Rambling Formula 加味逍遥散 Click Here
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Augmented Rambling Formula 加味逍遥散 Click Here
Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan Kidney Qi Formula from the Golden Cabinet 金匮肾气丸 Click Here
Liu Jun Zi Tang Six Gentlemen Formula 六君子汤 Click Here
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Rehmannia Six Formula 六味地黄丸 Click Here
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Gentiana Longdancao Formula to Drain the Liver 龙胆泻肝汤 Click Here
Ma Zi Ren Wan Hemp Seed Formula 麻子仁丸 Click Here
Mai Men Dong Tang Ophiopogonis Formula 麦门冬汤 Click Here
Ming Mu Di Huang Wan Rehmannia Formula to Brighten the Eyes 明目地黄丸 Click Here
Ping Wei San Calm the Stomach Formula 平胃散 Click Here
Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang Ginseng Formula to Nourish the Nutritive Qi 人参养荣汤 Click Here
San Huang Xie Xin Tang Coptis Scute and Rhubarb Formula 三黄泻心汤 Click Here
Sang Ju Yin Mulberry Leaf and Chrysanthemum Formula 桑菊饮 Click Here
Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang Glehniae and Ophiopogonis Formula 沙参麦冬汤 Click Here
Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang Peony and Licorice Formula 芍药甘草汤 Click Here
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San Ginseng, Poria and White Atractylodes Formula 参苓白术散 Click Here
Sheng Mai San Generate the Pulse Formula 生脉散 Click Here
Shi Quan Da Bu Wan All Inclusive Great Tonifying Formula 十全大补汤 Click Here
Shi Wei Ba Du Tang Ten-Ingredient Detoxifying Formula 十味敗毒湯 Click Here
Si Jun Zi Tang Four Gentlemen Formula 四君子汤 Click Here
Si Wu Tang Four Substance Formula 四物汤 Click Here
Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang Perilla Fruit Formula for Directing Qi Downward 苏子降气汤 Click Here
Suan Zao Ren Tang Sour Jujube Formula 酸枣仁汤 Click Here
Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula 天麻钩藤饮 Click Here
Wen Dan Tang Warm the Gallbladder Formula 温胆汤 Click Here
Wen Jing Tang Warm the Menses Formula 温经汤 Click Here
Xiao Chai Hu Tang Minor Bupleurum Formula 小柴胡汤 Click Here
Xiao Ke Fang Wasting and Thirsting Formula 消渴方 Click Here
Xiao Yao San Rambling Formula 逍遥散 Click Here
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang Drive Out Stasis from the Mansion of Blood Formula 血府逐瘀汤 Click Here
Yin Qiao San Honeysuckle and Forsythia Formula 银翘散 Click Here
You Gui Wan Restore the Right Kidney Formula 右归丸 Click Here
Yu Ping Feng San Jade Windscreen Formula 玉屏风散 Click Here
Zhi Sou San Respiratory Ease Formula 止嗽散 Click Here
Zuo Gui Wan Restore the Left Kidney Formula 左归丸 Click Here