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  • Saiboku-to is a Japanese herbal formula that is commonly used to treat asthma. Saiboku-to has been approved by the Japanese Health Ministry for the treatment of asthma. Saiboku-to has shown to decrease asthmatic inflammation in numerous trials as compared to placebo.
  • Saiboku-to contains bupleurum, hoelen, pinellia, magnolia, Asian ginseng, Asian skullcap, licorice, perilla, ginger and jujube. The combination of herbs is thought to have significant anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine effects.


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