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Am J Chin Med. 1991;19(1):57-60.

Effects of herbal components of tokishakuyakusan on progesterone secretion by corpus luteum in vitro.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.


Twenty-seven-day old female rats received 20 IU PMS and 56 hours later, 40 IU hCG. Seven days after hCG treatment, the resected ovaries were incubated in vitro with herbal components of Tokishakuyakusan (TS). Mixture of hoelen + peony root + alisma rhizone + Japanese angelica root or hoelen + Japanese angelica root or Japanese angelica root + cnidium rhizome significantly increased progesterone secretion, and these levels tended to exceed the level by TS alone. These results suggest an exquisitely blended effect of herbal components of TS on progesterone secretion by corpora lutea.

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