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Common Name: Japanese Saiko | Scientific Name: Burpleum Falcata

Family Name: Umbelliferae

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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Principal Use: Debility, run down states, immune dysfunction.

Principal Actions: Adaptogenic tonic

Historical and Traditional Uses of Mishima-saiko

Mishima-saiko is native to Japan and can be found growing in the mountains and grasslands of the Japanese islands, though the plant does not grow on the north island. It is a perennial herb, and bears yellow umbelliferous flowers from August through to October. The roots are used in medicine and are harvested in November and December once dug and washed they are then dried in the sun.

Disclaimer: The author makes no guarantees as to the the curative effect of any herb or tonic on this website, and no visitor should attempt to use any of the information herein provided as treatment for any illness, weakness, or disease without first consulting a physician or health care provider. Pregnant women should always consult first with a health care professional before taking any treatment.