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, Sipjeondaebo-tang

How It Works

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

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 Asian medicine to treat fatigue, anemia, loss of appetite, dry or scaly skin, night sweating, dryness of mouth, and cancer. Breast cancer patients should consult with their physicians before using this formula because dong quai and ginseng may stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells.

Purported Uses

  • Loss of Appetite
    Evidence is lacking to support this claim.
  • Anemia
    Clinical data show that the formula helps improve anemia.
  • Cancer treatment
    Studies in mice suggest that shi quan da bu tang has anticancer and antimetastatic effects.
    Small studies of cancer patients showed that it may help improve survival and decrease chemotherapy-associated side effects.
  • Dry skin
    Evidence is lacking to support this claim.
  • Dryness of mouth
    Evidence is lacking to support this claim.
  • Fatigue
    This formula is traditionally used for fatigue. A clinical trial is underway to determine the effectiveness.
  • Night sweating
    Evidence is lacking to support this claim.

Do Not Take If

  • You have hypersensitivity to any of the components in the formula.