Kampo Medicine for Hypertension and Related Disorders

Sahana S. Babu, Rajarajan A. Thandavarayan, Prasanna Krishnamurthy

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The Japanese traditional medicine Kampo is gaining popularity worldwide because of evidence-based research findings and standardization. Kampo, which is an herb-based system of medicine, has been used to treat several diseases, including hypertension-related disorders, gastrointestinal inflammation, and heart failure. This chapter is aimed at describing the therapeutic effects of Kampo medicine as a remedial measure for hypertension-related disorders. In addition, we define the uses of Kampo medicines such as shichimotsukokato, orengedokuto, keishibukuryogan, the Apiaceae family including Angelica sinensis and Apium graveolens, baicalin from Scutellaria baicalensis, and saikokaryukotsuboreito, which have been shown to have beneficial effects against complications of hypertension. In conclusion, Kampo medicine continues to advance even further and could be incorporated into health care taking into account its beneficial effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJapanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationFocus on Inflammation
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128094440
ISBN (Print)9780128093986
StatePublished - Mar 23 2017


  • Health care
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive rat
  • Japanese herbal medicine
  • Kampo medicine
  • Vascular dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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