Shi Quan Da Bu Tang
Shi Quan Da Bu Tang
This information describes the common uses of Shi Quan Da Bu Tang, how it works, and its possible side effects.

Common Name

Juzen-taiho-to, SQT, TJ-48

How It Works

Current evidence is insufficient to support use of Shi quan da bu tang for cancer in humans.

Shi quan da bu tang is an herbal formula that consists of Panax ginseng (Ginseng), Angelica sinensis (Dong quai), Paeonia lactiflora (Peony), Atractylodes macrocephala (Atractylodes), Poria cocos (Hoelen), Cinnamomum cassia (Cinnamon), Astragalus membranaceus (Astragulus), Liqusticum wallichii (Cnidium), Glycyrrhiza uralensis (Licorice), and Rehmannia glutinosa (Rehmannia).

It is used in traditional medicine to treat fatigue, anemia, loss of appetite, dry or scaly skin, night sweating, dryness of mouth, and cancer. Laboratory studies suggest that shi quan da bu tang can help prevent cancer and metastases.

Purported Uses

  • Cancer treatment
    Studies in mice suggest that shi quan da bu tang has anticancer and antimetastatic effects.
    A small study of cancer patients showed that it improves survival.
  • Fatigue
    This formula is traditionally used for fatigue. However, scientific evidence is lacking.
  • Appetite
    There are no clinical data to support this use.
  • Dry skin
    No studies have been conducted to investigate this use.
  • Dryness of mouth
    This use is not backed by clinical data.
  • Night sweating
    There are no scientific evidence to support this use.

Do Not Take If

  • You have hypersensitivity to any of the components.
  • You are a breast cancer patient: Dong quai and ginseng present in shi quan da bu tang may stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells.