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sho-saiko-to Japanese herbal medicine
A herbal formulation that increases production of tumour necrosis factor, stabilises cell membranes, increases the efficiency of antigen presentation to the immune system, inhibits Epstein-Barr virus, reduces prostaglandin E-induced suppression of white cells, and has been used for chronic hepatitis.
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A traditional Chinese and Japanese herbal mixture used to treat chronic hepatitis and other illnesses.
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References in periodicals archive
Cui et al., "Effect of Sho-saiko-to
extract on hepatic inflammation and fibrosis in dimethylnitrosamine induced liver injury rats," Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol.
Nakagawa A, Yamaguchi T, Takao T, Amano H (1995) Five cases of drug-induced pneumonia due to Sho-saiko-to
or interferon-[alpha] or both.
In Japan, several reports have described liver injury (Itoh et al., 1995) and interstitial pneumonia (Kawasaki et al., 1994, Ishizaka et al., 1996) related to the use of Sho-saiko-to
, which also contains Scutellariae Radix.