Today I would like to explain about Shoseiryuto, one of the five most commonly used by doctors
The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "Shoseiryuto" is hay fever. I am sure many of you know about it. When people think of herbal medicine for hay fever, they think of Xiaoqinglongtang. However, not everyone can use Shoseiryuto, and I would like to explain about that today.
So, what do you think, don't you all think "Shoseiryuto" is a cool name?
The name "Seiryu" refers to the eastern part of China. It is a herbal medicine named after the dragon that protects the East.
The "blue" refers to the color of the main ingredient, Maou;Ephedra.
The formula is as follows,
Celery Cinnamon Bark
Saisin Asiasarum Root
Gomishi Schisandra Fruit
These are so-called "ghee-hyo," or in short, they make you sweat, or induce sweating.
They also suppress cough, phlegm, cramps, and pain.
It also contains peony and licorice to suppress swelling.
The role of Shoseiryuto is to be a herbal medicine specialized for patients with watery runny nose, or rather, a dry runny nose.
It is used for people of medium to moderate fitness.
However, there is a word of caution.
It is best used for patients who are physically strong and have a runny nose. It is very similar to Kakkonto because of its strong water-removing action.
Kakkonto also causes sweating and soothes symptoms.
If used too frequently, it can be physically exhausting.
It is not a problem when used as a Western medicine, i.e., temporarily or for a few days, but it should not be used continuously.
So, we use various herbal medicines for hay fever, but to gently improve the allergy constitution, another herbal medicine is prescribed, so Shoseiryuto is not used in all cases with hay fever.
I think it is very important to pay attention to these points and take the most suitable Kampo medicine for you after consulting with a specialist.
Today, I have explained about Shoseiryuto.
*Since it is translated by the author of the article, it may differ from what is said in the video.