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US5874084: Using complex herbal formulations to treat hot flashes

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Inventor(s) Quing Non Yng-Wong ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Attorney/Agent(s) Nixon & Vanderhye P.C. ·
Primary Examiner Irene Marx ·
Application Number US8684227
Filing date 07/19/1996
Issue date 02/23/1999
Predicted expiration date 07/19/2016
U.S. Classifications 424/195.1  · 514/899  ·
International Classifications A61K 3578  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 424195.1 ·
2 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

Hot flashes (intense heat sensation, flushing, profuse sweating, palpitations, and/or sense of anxiety) in a menopausal woman may be substantially eliminated or ameliorated by administering to a woman in need of treatment an effective amount of ingestible material which has as substantially the only active ingredient a herbal complex. These exemplary herbal complex formula utilize a number of different species of herbs using the unique properties found in different parts of the plant, the root, the leaves, the aerial parts, the bark and the rhizomes.

Independent Claims | See all claims (2)

  1. 1. A method of treating brief periods of at least one of intense heat sensation, flushing, profuse sweating, palpitations and sense of anxiety in a menopausal woman in need of treatment comprising administering to said menopausal woman an ingestible complex herbal formulation having active ingredients consisting essentially of a pharmacologically effective mixture expressed in weight percent as follows:______________________________________Cortex of Paeonia suffruticosa about 12.3-14.3%Cortex of Lycium chinense about 7.6%-9.6%Root of Paeonia lactiflora about 12.3-14.3%Root of Rehmania glutinosa about 12.3-14.3%Artemisia apiacea about 7.6%-9.6%Poria cocos about 12.3-14.3%Bark of Phellodendron amurense about 7.6%-9.6%Root of Blupleurum scorzoneraefolium about 7.6%-9.6%Coptis chinensis about 7.6%-9.6%Cinnamomum cassia about 3.2-5.2%.______________________________________
  2. 2.2. A complex herbal formulation for the treatment of brief periods of at least one of intense heat sensation, flushing, profuse sweating, palpitations and sense of anxiety in a menopausal woman in need of treatment consisting essentially of a pharmacologically effective mixture expressed in weight percent as follows:______________________________________Cortex of Paeonia suffruticosa about 12.3-14.3%Cortex of Lycium chinense about 7.6%-9.6%Root of Paeonia lactiflora about 12.3-14.3%Root of Rehmania glutinosa about 12.3-14.3%Artemisia apiacea about 7.6%-9.6%Poria cocos about 12.3-14.3%Bark of Phellodendron amurense about 7.6%-9.6%Root of Blupleurum scorzoneraefolium about 7.6%-9.6%Coptis chinensis about 7.6%-9.6%Cinnamomum cassia about 3.2-5.2%.______________________________________

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Other Publications

"Women's Diseases" by Fu ging-zhu, 1827, Quing Jing San formula.
Michael Murry, Information sheet for "Angelica Sinesis (Don Quai): An Herbal Formula of Symptoms of Menstrual Discomfort." Rosalba Belford/Courtney, Comparison of Chinese and Western Uses of Angelica Sinensis, Australian Journal of Med. Herbalism, vol., Dec. 1993.

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