|Wa-Yaku is a crude drug which has been developed in Japan, and is used
as a folk medicine or in Kampo medicine.Swertiae Herba (Senburi in Japanese)
: This is a folk medicine which was developed as a substitute for Picrorrhizae
Rhizoma on the 16th century (the end of the Muromachi period).It belongs
to the family Gentianaceae, and whole plants is used as a digestive medicine.Whereas
Picrorrhizae Rhizoma is a Scrophulariaceae plant from Himalaya, and is
called ;KATUKI; in India.
It is used for acute hepatitis and bronchitis.