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Kakkonto - Extract Granules A

Kakkonto - Extract Granules A

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Tsumura Chinese Medicine - Kakkonto - Extract Granules A

Japanese:葛根湯 kakkonto
Chinese:葛根湯 gégēn tāng

Internal capacity

20packs(for 10 days) / 48packs(for 24 days)

Prescription explanation

Kakkonto is an ancient Chinese herbal medicine made 1,800 years ago. It is a mix of seven herbs, with kudzu root as the main one. It helps relax muscles and can make you sweat. This makes your body stronger against colds and can relieve headaches and neck stiffness.

Take this medicine as soon as you start feeling a cold or think it will get worse if you don't. Take it one or two days after symptoms start. It is also effective for stiff shoulders and headaches other than colds.


Take twice a day before or between meals with water or hot water.

Adult (15 years or older)
1 package per time
Under 15 years old 7 years old or older
2/3 packs per time
Under 7 years old 4 years old or older
1/2 pack per time
Under 4 years old 2 years old or older
1/3 pack per time
Under 2 years old
do not take

Raw material name/component display

Two packages (5.0g) of this product contain 2.5g of Kakkonto extract (2/3 amount) in the following ratio.

Ingredients Quantity
 Japanese Kakkon (pueraria root) 2.68g
 Japanese Taisou 2.01g
 Japanese Maou (ephedra herb) 2.01g
 Japanese Kanzo (licorice) 1.34g
 Japanese Keihi (cinnamon bark) 1.34g
 Japanese (peony root)
Japan Broadcasting System 1.34g

Medicinal effect

The following symptoms for those with moderate physical strength:Early cold (not sweating), cold nose, rhinitis, headache, stiff shoulders, muscle pain, pain in hands and shoulders

Origin of Ge Gen Tang

Ge Gen Tang (葛根湯) is one of the traditional Chinese herbal remedies with its origins dating back to ancient China, possibly as far as ancient times. This ancient elixir was first documented in a Chinese medical text known as the 'Shang Han Lun.'

It was created by Zhang Zhongjing (張仲景), a physician during the Eastern Han Dynasty. During this period, China experienced economic prosperity and cultural flourishing, but it also faced frequent disease outbreaks.

Zhang Zhongjing, in response to the diseases afflicting people during that era, developed Ge Gen Tang based on his clinical experience and research findings. This herbal remedy proved highly effective, particularly in addressing symptoms like colds, influenza, and fever.


Origin of the Name "Ge Gen Tang"

The name "Ge Gen Tang" is derived from its main components. "Ge" refers to kudzu root, "Gen" points to licorice root, and "Tang" signifies a decoction or brewed herbal remedy. These components combine harmoniously to produce the unique therapeutic effects of Ge Gen Tang.


Transmission from Ancient Times to the Modern Era

Ge Gen Tang, due to its effective healing properties, is widely used not only in China but also around the world. Starting as an ancient secret remedy, its effectiveness has been confirmed by modern medicine and is trusted by many people.


Components and Effects of Ge Gen Tang

Pueraria root  (Ge Gen)

Components: Kudzu root primarily contains isoflavones such as daidzein and puerarin.

Effects: It has fever-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, making it effective in relieving symptoms of colds, fevers, and similar conditions.


Licorice Root (Gan Cao)

Components: Licorice contains compounds like glycyrrhizic acid and saponins.

Effects: It soothes coughs and sore throats, possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and is used for digestive issues.


Chinese Date (Da Zao)

Components: Mainly rich in saponins and vitamin C.

Effects: It regulates the digestive system and promotes restful sleep, making it effective for indigestion and stress.


Ephedra (Ma Huang)

Components: It contains alkaloids like ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.

Effects: Ephedra helps relieve nasal congestion, respiratory issues, and widens the bronchial passages. It is used for symptoms of colds and asthma.


Cassia Bark (Gui Pi)

Components: Mainly comprised of compounds like cinnamaldehyde and coumarin.

Effects: It warms the body and promotes circulation, while also aiding in digestive regulation and stabilizing blood sugar levels.


Peony (Shao Yao)

Components: Peony contains compounds like paeoniflorin and tannins.

Effects: It has anti-inflammatory properties and relaxes muscle tension, making it useful for alleviating menstrual pain in women.


Ginger (Sheng Jiang)

Components: Primarily contains gingerol and shogaol.

Effects: It warms the body and activates digestive organs, making it effective for indigestion and combating cold-induced body chill.

Main Ingredients: Saponins, vitamin C

Effects: Digestive regulation, sleep promotion


Effects and Benefits

1. Enhanced Immunity: The isoflavones in Ge Gen Tang activate immune function, protecting the body against pathogens.


2. Antipyretic Effect: Isoflavones and glycyrrhizic acid reduce fever and normalize body temperature, making it effective for lowering high temperatures.


3. Alleviation of Headaches and Muscle Tension: Ginger components gingerol and shogaol relax muscles and relieve pain.


4. Digestive Regulation: Ge Gen Tang balances gastrointestinal health, aids in digestion, and is effective for appetite loss and indigestion.


5. Relief of Cold and Influenza Symptoms: Ge Gen Tang is particularly effective in treating early-stage cold symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, and nasal congestion. Early intervention is crucial, as taking Ge Gen Tang at the onset of fever can help raise body temperature and assist in combating the virus.



  • Caution should be exercised to avoid overconsumption, and it's important to adhere to the appropriate dosage.
  • Excessive intake of licorice can lead to side effects such as elevated blood pressure and fluid retention, making it particularly important for individuals with hypertension to be cautious.
  • When using other traditional Chinese herbal remedies or supplements concurrently, be mindful of potential ingredient overlaps. It is essential to consult with a medical professional in such cases.
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Customer Reviews

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If you suffer from headaches, back pain, or stiffness caused by the cold, I've heard that drinking Kakkonto every day can be effective. So, I drink it often, if not every day. I don't take it on an empty stomach; instead, I usually dissolve it in hot water, not tea, at night before going to bed, and it tastes pretty good. It warms you up and helps you sleep better.