Why was this study done?
To determine the effects of a traditional Japanese (Kempo) formula, EH0202 (which includes pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita moschata), plantain seeds (Plantago asiatica), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), and safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)) on the immune and endocrine systems of women.

What did the study find?
After taking EH0202 for six months, women reported a decrease in menopausal symptoms as well as a decrease in blood pressure and improved blood lipids (total and LDL cholesterol).

Clinical efficacy of EH0202, a Kampo formula, on the health of middle-aged women.
Authors: Ushiroyama T, Yoshida S, Tadaki K, Ikeda A, Ueki M. Am J Chin Med. 2004;32(5):755-70.
PubMed Citation PMID: 15633810.
PDF Manuscript: Am J Chin Med 2004.