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 NamePubMed Link
H07Hachimi-jio-ganBai Wei Di Huang WanClick Here
H08Dai-saiko-toDa Chai Hu TangClick Here
H09Sho-saiko-toXiao Chai Hu Tang Click Here
H12Saiko-ka-ryukotsu-borei-toChai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li TangClick Here
H13Sanou-shashin-toSan Huang Xie Xin TangClick Here
H14Hange-shashin-toBan Xia Xie Xin TangClick Here
H15Oren-gedoku-toHuang Lian Jie Du TangClick Here
H16Hange-kokuboku-toBan Xia Hou Po TangClick Here
H20Boi-ogi-toFang Ji Huang Qi TangClick Here
H23Toki-shakuyaku-sanDang Gui Shao Yao SanClick Here
H24Kami-shoyo-sanJia Wei Xiao Yao SanClick Here
H25Keishi-bukuryo-ganGui zhi fu ling wanClick Here
H40Chorei-toZhu Ling TangClick Here
H41Hochu-ekki-toBu Zhong Yi Qi TangClick Here
H43Rikkunshi-toLiu Jun Zi TangClick Here
H45Keishi-toGui Zhi TangClick Here
H48Juzen-taiho-toShi Quan Da Bu TangClick Here
H60Keishika-shakuyaku-toGui Pi Jia Shao Yao Tang Click Here
H68Shakuyaku-kanzo-toShao Yao Gan Cao TangClick Here
H71Shimotsu-toSi Wu TangClick Here
H79Heii-san-ryoPing Wei SanClick Here


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