Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang Improves Cancer-Related Fatigue
Bojungikki-Tang is more commonly known as Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang in Chinese; it sometimes also goes by its Japanese name of Hochu-ekki-to. Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang is a widely used herbal prescription in eastern Asia and has been used for many ailments, including digestive issues, respiratory illnesses, and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is a formula containing astragalus root, baked licorice, ginseng, fresh ginger, tangkuei, citrus peel, red jujube-dates, atractylodes, cimicifuga, and bupleurum.
Jeong et al. in South Korea conducted a randomized clinical trial to see if Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang improved cancer-related fatigue.
Jeong et al. concluded that Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang may have beneficial effects in regards to cancer-related fatigue, and therefore the quality of life in patients. However, more clinical trials are still needed to confirm the benefits of Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang.