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The Beneficial Effect of Traditional Japanese Herbal (Kampo) Medicine, Hochu‐ekki‐to (Bu‐Zhong‐Yi‐Qi‐Tang), for Patients with Chronic Wounds Refractory to Conventional Therapies: A Prospective, Randomized Trial

Hochu‐ekki‐to (HET) is a traditional Japanese herbal (Kampo) medicine for the treatment of severe weakness, loss of appetite, and indigestion in elderly patients and for the prevention of opportunistic infections. The impact of HET on patients with chronic wounds refractory to conventional therapies was investigated in a prospective, randomized trial, including 18 patients divided into medication (7.5 g oral HET per day, n = 9) and control (n = 9) groups. Read more here.