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Volume 12, Issue 1 - Dec 1998
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Comparison Study of Effects of Useful Essential oils used on Children and Herb Medicine
Min Sang-Yeon ; Kim Jang-Hyeon ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 1~39
Recently, Many people begin to be interested in aromatherapy and as the effects of aromatherapy(or essential oils) are being known widely. as aromatherapy is regarded as a new effective method of natural therapy in treatment of human Aromatherapy is defined, 'therapy that methods of inhalation, massage, drink is used, to medical effects, physical effects, psychologic effects.' In this paper, By investigating differences and commons between useful essential oils that are used frequently in children's aroma care and herb medicine, digesting several aromathrapy books and 'Boncho(Herbs)'books, I can obtain such conclusions. 1. Most essential oils mainly can cure skin trobles, psychological troubles. 2. Systemic curing ability of essential oils in human body are urination in reproductive system, sediation in psychological system, sweating in circulation system, anti-inflammation in respiratory system, tonic in digestive system, pain-killing in musclular system, stimulating-immunity in immune system, menstruation in OB & GY3. Herb medicine correspond to essential oils are Chamomile(母:菊: Moguk), Ginger(生畺: Saengang), Frankinsense(乳香: Yuhyang), Eucalyptus(按葉: Anyup), Rosemary(迷迭: Mizil), Rose(薔薇: Jangmi), Sandalwood(檀香: Danhyang), Thyme(麝香草: Sahyangcho) Ylang Ylang(依蘭: Eulan), Lemon(??皮: Ryungmongpi), Madarin(陣皮: Zinpi), Orange(枳殼: Zigak). 4. There are differences of curing ability in human between herb medicine and essential oils because of curing mechanism, but effect on human body are so simular.
A Clinical Study of Gagamsipungtang(GGSP) - in view of treatment for fever in children-
Chang Gyu-Tae ; Kim Jang-Hyun ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 41~53
The purpose of this study was on effect of Gagamsipungtang(GGSP) which removal of fever, side effect etc. During 4months between September and December 1998 , GGSP water extract administered to the patients coming to Dept. of Pediatrics, Dongguk university Pundang Oriental Hospital on account of the symptom of fever with common cold in acute stage, and this study was conducted for 97 children (male 55, female 42). GGSP was used in children both men and women. There were 13 kinds of complications including cough, nasal obstruction, headache, nausea, anorexia, chilling and sweat etc. The distributions of remedial value were improved(62.9%) and no improved(37.6%) patients. 'Improved' standed for no fever over 2 days after GGSP used to patients. GGSP was affected in remedial values by only used without antipyretics. Side effect were diarrhea, anorexia, vomiting and so on.
A Case of A Child with Brainstem Glioma
Chung Jae-Hwan ; Lee Jin-Yong ; Kim Doeg-Kon ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 55~61
Brainstem gliomas remain an important oncologic problem in the pediatric age group. These tumors constitute between 10 and 15% of all intracranial childhood tumors and despite advanced in the diagnosis and treatment of children with brain tumors, brainstem gliomas are still almost invariably rapidly lethal. We have few of clinical records of braintumors and admission case in the oriental medical hospital, classifications of tumor, symptoms and etc, specially in the pediatrics, so we introduce a case of a 7-year-old child with brainstem glioma which is diagnosised by MRI in our hospital.
An Observation of the Chief Complaints of Pediatric Outpatients
Oh Ha-Seok ; Kim Jang-Hyun ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 63~76
BACKGROUND : The purpose of this study was to investigate the new effective oriental medical treatments in pediatric diseases and its clinical applicability. METHOD : The study was composed of 1725 new patients who had been treated at the pediatric unit in the Dongguk Bun-Dang Oriental Medicine Hospital for 1 year, from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 1997, and had ages between 0 and 18 years. The chief complaint was mainly categorized by oral examination on patients and their care-givers. RESULT 1. The ratio of male to female was 1.35:1 and the number of each age group and its percentage distribution was 228 patients (13.2%) for the age group between 0 and 1 year, 746 patients (43.2%) between 2 and 6 years, and 751 patients (43.6%) for the age group over 7 years. 2. The chief complaint of the new outpatients was weakness, asthma, common cold, sinustis, skeletal disease, atopic dermatitis, stomach-ache, short stature, diarrhea, nasal blooding, night terror, allergic rhinitis, gastric disorder, enuresis, dermatitis, strabismus in the order of majority.3. The number of patients and its percentage for the most three complaints was 494 patients (28.6%) for weakness, 647 patients (37.4%) for respiratory disease, 144 patients (8.3%) for digestive disease. 4. The digestive disease tended to increase in summer, and appeared mostly in the age group between 0 and 2 years. The respiratory disease increased In inter-season and winter, but decreased significantly in summer. The age group between 1 and 5 years was the largest group of respiratory disease. CONCLUSION 1. The chief complaint in pediatric diseases that needed an oriental medical treatment was mainly the disease that tends to take long time and the weakness, and appeared frequently in digestive and respiratory diseases. 2. The oriental medical treatment was still preferred as a way to improve the weakness by patients, rather than a way to overcome their disease. In particular, the study shows that the oriental medical treatment should be emphasized in terms of preventing the disease. 3. The new diseases, which were developed with the change of human life and environment, (atopic dermatitis, enuresis, short stature, obesity, dysthymic disorder, strabismus), should be investigated as a new field of oriental medical treatment
Etiologic Study in Children with Chronic Cough
Yoon Sang-Hyub ; Choi In-Hwa ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 77~94
Chronic cough is one of the most common respiratory symptoms, especially in children. And it can be the sale presenting manifestation of bronchial asthma. Although most coughs are self limiting, chronic cough often proves to be a frustrating problem. It is commonly defined as a persistent or recurrent cough exceeding 3weeks duration. The post nasal syndrome has been determined to be the most common cause of chronic cough, followed by asthma, chronic bronchitis, gastroesophageal reflux and bronchiectasis. This study was performed at both City-Oriental Medicine Hospital and Pundang Cha Oriental Medicine Hospital from January,1,1998 to November 31,1998, and 114 children with chronic cough persisting for longer than 3 weeks were evaluated. We investigated the clinical findings and evaluated the etiology in children with chronic cough syndrome including: type of cough (with or with out sputum and daily onset) and associated signs & symptoms. The results were as follows: The most common cause of chronic cough was asthma with sinusitis (27.2%); The second and third were post nasal drip syndrome(22.8%) and bronchial hypereactivitic cough(14.9%). The other causes included asthma, paranasal sinusitis, bronchitis and rhinitis. Therefore, in the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to this symptom, it should be considered that the cause of this type of cough is either bronchus and pulmonary disease or that associated with another problem, especially sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux and allergic disease. Also, in infants and toddlers, congenital abnormaly should be considered.
The Clinical Study of Delayed Growth(I)
Kim Jang-Hyun ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 95~110
I intended to be helpful to understand significant cause for treated patients comed to Dept of Pediatrics growth clinic in short stature of delayed growth and effect of oriental medical therapy. I studied at first 54 patients(36 men and 18 women) comed to Dept. of Pediatrics growth clinic of Dongguk Pundang Oriental Hospital and investigated characteristics, remidial value and side effect which 20 patients(1l men and 9 women) treated oriental medical therapy in short stature of delayed growth between June 1997 and October 1998. First study resulted the average was 8.37 year(chronological age), 6.96 year(bone age), 15.43 (height percentile by age), 164.2 cm(mid parental height) and the ratio of using the prescription was Bojunggunatang-derivative at first. second study resulted the distribusions of remedial values were improved(55.0%) and no improved(45.0%) patients. remedial values was affected by appetite.
The Clinical Study of Biyun(sinusitis) in Children
Park Eun-Jeong ; Lee Hae-Ja ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 111~131
1. In oriental medicine, the case of sinusitis can be explained, not only external invasion such as PUNG HAN(wind-cold), PUNG YUL(wind-hot), SHUP YUL(damp-heat), but also functional disorder of internal organ such as spleen(脾), lung(肺), kidney(腎) The western medicine classified the cause of sinusitis as two factors. That is bacterial infection factor-Haemophilus influenza, streptococcus pyogeues, streptococcus pneumonia- and viral infection factor-Rhinovirus, parainfluenza, Echo28, Coxsacki21, Sinusitis is complicated to allergic rhinitis, chronic otitis media purulent, chronic tonsilitis, sinubronchitis. On the condition of nasal septum deformity, turbinates deformity, nasal septum deviation, sinusitis can be developed. the predisposing factors of sinusitis is swimming, air pollution, malnutrition, shortage of immunity.2. According to survey, sinusitis occurred that children from 4 to 12 years old and from 5 to 7 years old occupied 70% 3. From the past history data, they experienced chronic tonsillar hypertropy(20%), otitis media, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, pneumonia, bronchiolitis, chronic sore throat, urticaria, milk allergy in sequence. 4. the symptoms of sinusitis is nasal obstruction, postnasal dripping, purulunt(yellow)or white discharge, cough, nose bleeding in sequence. nasal obstruction take the portion of 95%, postnasal dripping 65%, night time or early morning cough 60%. 5. The suffering period of sinusitis is 6 month minimum, 4 years maximum, most cases are included in a year. The suffering period of children was shorter than adult. 6. Diagnosis depend on inspection of nasal cavity, postnasal dripping, X-ray finding. 75% of patient(15case) showed both maxillary sinusitis, 25%(5cases) showed left or right maxillary sinusitis. 7. Treatment of oriental medicine, consist of Herb-medicine, acupuncture and exposing of Lazer beam. Kamihyunggyeyungyotang(加味荊芥蓮翹湯) is administered mainly as the medical therapy, Kamigwaghyangjeungkisan(加味藿香正氣散) Kimizwakwieum(加味左歸飮), Kamihyangsosan(加味香蘇散) is administered for a additional symptoms which occurred by influenza recurrence. Kamijeonxibackchulsan(加味錢氏白朮散) is administered to treat gastro-intestine trouble patients who have sinusitis. 8. The period of treatment is varied with patient conditions and X-ray finding. The minimal period is 35days, maximal period is 202days. So it took about 86days in average and about 50% of patient(10cases) is recovered in one or two month.
The clinical observation of patient with Headache Treated by Trigger point acupuncture therapy
Lee Seung-Yeon ; Kim Jang-Hyun ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 133~143
Myofascial pain syndrome is one of the pain syndrome resulted from myofascia which covered muscles and clinically characteristic feature by sensitive trigger point in skeletal muscles and referred pain reactivated by stimulating each trigger point. The origin of headache are local lesion such as head, chest, abdominal organ, systemic lesion with fever or in toxic state. the other factors are consciousness, personality, anxiety, depression, which cause muscle strain in physiological environment. The Oriental Medical therapy for headache has herb medication and acupuncture. especially acupuncture therapy has not only classical systemic acupuncture(體鍼) but also neo-acupuncture(新鍼) such as commonly using auricular acupuncture(耳鍼) and manual acupuncture (手鍼), recently trigger point acupuncture is used. The author analyzed 27 cases of patient with headache treated by trigger point acupuncture therapy in Dong-yu Oriental Medical Hospital from March 1st 1997 to February 28th 1998. The following results were obtained. 1. The sex ratio of the female was 59.26%(16 cases) and male was 40.74%(11 cases), the ratio of high school student was 62.96%(17cases) as first. 2. The headache duration ratio of 2-3 years was 37.04%(10 cases) as first, 1-2 years was 25.93%(7 cases) as second. 3. The portion ratio of whole headache was 33.33%(9 cases) as first, lateral headache was 29.63%(8 cases) as second 4. The combined symptoms ratio of anorexia was 40.74%(11 cases) as first, fatigue was 33.33%(9 cases) as second, neck stiffness and dizziness was each 25.93%(7 cases) as third. 5. The therapeutic duration ratio of below 1 week was 29.63%(8 cases) as first, 2-3 weeks was 22.22%(6 cases) as second, 1-2 weeks and 3-4 weeks was each 18.52%(5 cases) as third. 6. The ratio of family history was 11 cases(40.74%). mother with headache was 6 cases, father was 3 cases, and brothers & sisters was 2 cases. 7. The herb medication ratio of Chungsanggyuntongtang(淸上?痛湯) was 37.04%(10 cases), Kamiondamtang(加味溫膽湯) was 22.22%(6 cases), Hyangsapyunguisan(香砂平胃散) was 18.25%(5 cases) etc. 8. The remedial effect ratio of good was 25.93%(7 cases), fair was 48.15%(13 cases), not improved was 7.41%(2 cases), side effect was 3.70%(1 cases), and unknown was 14.81%(4 cases).
The Effects of oriental medical care on Growth Deficiency Children
Lee Dong-Hyun ; Kim Duck-Gon ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 145~162
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of oriental medical care on growth deficiency children. These cases were collected to investigate the effects of oriental medical care on growth deficiency children. So the cases were divided into 5 groups. The growth velocity was compared to a normal growth curve, and the results are as follows: 1. Oriental medical care was efficient when the epiphysial plates were not closed. 2. In female middle school beyond 1st grade students and in male middle school 3rd grade students who had almost closed epiphysial plates, the oriental medical care was not efficient and did not promote growth velocity. endothelium were used for the experiment using organ bath. 3. In the cases where the parent were very short, the effects of the oriental medical care to promote growth velocity was not efficient. 4. when we treated children of normal height, their growth velocity was over the normal growth curve. 5. In preschool aged children, oriental medical care was very efficient to promote children's growth. 6. The principle oriental medical care was to make balanced their body and digestive organs by using herb medicines that have the capability to promote the growth of the bones, and build strong muscles.
The Effects of Notopterygii Rhizoma on the Carotid Arterial Tension in Rabbit
Chang Gyu-Tae ; Kim Jang-Hyun ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 163~181
The purpose of this study was to analyze the Rhizoma on the blood pressure, heart rate and to define the mechanism of Notopterygii Rhizoma-induced relaxation in rabbit common carotid arterial contracted by agonists. Method : In order to explore the effect of Notopterygii Rhizoma on the blood pressure and heart rate, Notopterygii Rhizoma extract was injected in vein of rabbit ear. In order to investigate the effect of Notopterygii Rhizoma on norepinephrine(NE)-induced contracted rabbit carotid arterial strips, transverse strips with intact or damaged endothelium were used for the experiment using organ bath. To analyze the mechanism of Notopterygii Rhizoma-induced relaxation, Notopterygii Rhizoma extract infused into NE-induced contracted strips induced by agonists after treatment of methylene blue, propranolol, ouabain and it infused into serotonin, potassium chloride-induced contracted strips. Result : The blood pressure was significantly decreased by Notopterygii Rhizoma, but heart rate was insignificantly. In addition, Notopterygii Rhizoma significantly relaxed the norepinephrine, serotonin, potassium-induced contracted strips with intact endothelium or damaged endothelium. The relaxing effect of Notopterygii Rhizoma In NE-induced contracted strips with damaged endothelium by pretreatment of methylene blue, propranolol was not changed, but Ouabain was significantly decreased. Conclusion : These results were shown that Notopterygii Rhizoma affected the NE -induced contracted smooth muscle without the participation of endothelium, and demonstrated that the mechanism of NotoDtervgii Rhizoma-induced relaxation was the obstruction of receptor-operated Ca2+ channel.
Effects of Cheonggisan and Gagamcheonggisan on the anti-allegic and immune responses in mice
Park Eun-Jeong ; Kim Yang-Gwi ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 183~210
Cheonggisan(CGS) is well known for its effect on such allergic disease as urticaria and atopic dermatitis. Gagamcheonggisan(GCGS) was formulated by subtracting several herbs from CGS and adding several herbs to CGS. Even though it is being used frequently in the clinicai medicine for the treatment of above hypersensitivity diseases, basic study to make sure the mechanism of its action is rare. In this study the author tried to know the effect of CGS and GCGS on the vascular permeability, contact dermatitis, granular secretion from mast cells and function of macrophages. The results obtained in this study are as follows : 1. Administration of CGS and GCGS decreased the vascular permeability induced by serotonin and histamine. The decrease by serotonin is more typical and dose-dependent. 2. Administration of CGS and GCGS inhibited foot-pad and ear swelling responses induced by sheep red blood cells and picryl chloride respectively, the inhibition of foot-pad swelling responses is bigger than that of ear swelling responses and both of them are not dependent on the dose3. Treatment of peritoneal mast cells with CGS and GCGS water extract decreased the histamine release triggered by compound 48／80 in a dose dependent fashion 4. Administration of CGS and GCGS increased the phagocvtic activity of peritoneal macrophages and treatment of peritoneal macrophages with CGS activated phagocytic function in a dose dependent fashion. 5. Administration of CGS and GCGS enhanced such reactive oxygen intermediates(ROIs) as superoxide and hydrogen peroxide production from peritoneal macrophages. 6. Treatment of CGS and GCGS activated peritoneal macrophages for the production of ROIs. The above results show that CGS and GCGS decreased the hypersensitivity reactions by inhibiting non-specific inflammatory mediator release and vascular permeability without affecting general immune responsiveness.
Effects of Bojungikkitang on the immunosuppression induced by methotrexate in rats
Kim Mi-Ji ; Kim Jang-Hyun ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 211~230
Introduction The effects of Bojungikkitang on the immunosuppression induced by methotrexate in rats were investigated in this experiment. The multiple parameters of immunity assessed in. each rats includes the rate of body weight loss, weight changes in thymus, spleen and axillary lymphnode. The number of lymphocyte and CD4+ T cell count in blood, thymus, spleen and axillary lymphnode were also measured. Methodology Male Sprague-Dawley rats were chosen as an experiment object and were divided into 3 groups by a random selection. Each group consisted 6 rats. The normal group didn't receive any treatment. The control group was administered methotrexate for 4 days. The sample group was administered with both Bojungikkitang and methotrexate for 4 days. The dosage of medication was 2cc/day, 1cc given at 10AM and another 1cc given at 5PM. Results The rate of body weight loss was significantly decreased in the sample group. The weight of thymus was significantly increased in the sample group while the weight of spleen did not show much increase. Blood CD4+ T cell count, thymus lymphocyte count, thymus CD4+ T cell count, spleen lymphocyte count, spleen CD4+ T cell count and axillary lymph node CD4+ T cell count were significantly increased in the sample group while blood lymphocyte count and axillary lymphnode lymphocyte count did not show much increase. Conclusion As one can witness from the above results, administration of Bojungikkitang played potent role in increasing immune system among the rats treated with methotrexate which induces immunosuppression. Overall increase of lymphocyte count and CD4+ T cell count in the sample group with Bojungikkitang effectively proves its ability to boost the immune system.
An Experimental study on the effects of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang on the Anti-allergic effect and Pulmonary Function of
Shin Weon-Kyoo ; Jeong Gyu-Mahn ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 231~256
Experimental studies were done to research the clinical effects of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang on the Anti-allergic effect and pulmonary function of
intoxicated Rats. Anti-allergic effect experiment consisted of vascular permeability responses to intradermal histamine and serotonin, 48hrs homologous passive cutaneous anaphylaxis provoked by the IgE-like antibody against egg white albumin, and delayed type hypersensitivity responses to Picryl Chloride and SRBC. Pulmonary function of
intoxicated Rats experiment consisted of lung TBA value, water Contents of the lung, oxygen consumption time, and arterial blood
, pH level. The results obtained as follows; 1. In the effects of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang on vascular permeability responses to intradermal histamine, both of chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang group revealed significant effect. 2. In the effects of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang on vascular permeability responses to intradermal serotonin, both of chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang group revealed significant effect. 3. In the 48hrs homologous passive cutaneous anaphylaxis provoked by the IgE-like antibody against egg white albumin, Chihyosan groups revealed significant effect, but Chihyosangamibang groups revealed none significant effect. 4. In the delayed type hypersensitivity responses to Picryl Chloride, Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang groups revealed none significant effect. 5. In the delayed type hypersensitivity responses to. SRBC, Chihyosan revealed none significant effect, but Chihyosankamibang revealed significant effect. 6. Both of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang groups revealed significant effect on decrease of the lung TBA value of lung. 7. Both of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang groups revealed significant effect on decrease of the water contents of right and left lung. 8. Both of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang groups revealed significant effect on decrease of oxygen consumption time. 9. In the decrease effect of arterial blood
level, both of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang groups revealed none significant effect. 10. In the increase effect of arterial blood
level, both of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang groups revealed none significant effect. 1. In the decrease effect of arterial blood
level, both of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang groups revealed significant effect. 12. In the increase of arterial blood pH level, Chihyosangamibang groups revealed none significant effect, but Chihyosan groups revealed significant effect. According to above stated results, both of Chihyosan and Chihyosangamibang are very usefully for treatment of cough, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and allergic pulmonary diseases.
Effects of Samchulkunbitang on the Immunosuppression Induced by Methotrexate in Rats
Lee Seung-Yeon ; Kim Jang-Hyun ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 257~276
Introduction The effects of Samchulkunbitang on the immunosuppression induced by methotrexate in rats were investigated in this experument. The multiple parameters of immunity assessed in each rats includes the rate of body weight loss, weight changes in thymus, spleen and axillary lymphnode. The number of lymphocytes and CD4+ T cell count in the blood, thymus, spleen and axillary lymphnode were also measured. Methodology Male Sprague-Dawley rats were chosen as an experiment object and were divided into 4 groups by a random selection. Each group consisted of 6 rats. The normal group didn't receive any treatment. The control group was administered with methotrexate for 5 days. The sample Ⅰ group was administered with Samchulkunbitang for 5 days. The sample Ⅱ group was administered with both Samchulkunbitang and methotrexate for 5 days. The dosage of medication was 2cc/day, 1cc given at 10 AM and another 1cc given at 5 PM. Results The rate of body weight loss was significantly increased in the Sample Ⅰ and Sample Ⅱ group. The weight of thymus and spleen were significantly increased in Sample Ⅰ and Sample Ⅱ groups While the weight of axillary lymphnode did not show much increase. No significant differences were measured among the experimental groups. Blood lymphocyte count, blood CD4+ T cell count, spleen lymphocyte count, axillary lymphnode lymphocyte and CD4+ T cell count were significantly increased in Sample Ⅰ and Sample Ⅱ groups while spleen CD4+ T cell count did not show much increase. No significant differences were measured among the experimental groups. Conclusion As one can witness from the above results, administration of Samchulkunbitang played potent role in increasing immune system among the rats treated with methotrexate which induces immunosuppression. Overall increase of lymphocyte count and CD4+ T cell count in the sample groups with Samchulkunbitang effectively proves its ability to boost the immune system.
Effect of The Herb medicines to Growth and secretion of Growth Hormone in Pigs
Koo Bon-Hong ; Lee Tae-Eob ; Lee Byung-Woo ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 12, issue 1, 1998, Pages 277~287
The present study is designed that the herb medicines which are returned to kidney, pancreas and are known by efficacy in growth are supplied to pigs, thereafter the effects to growth and secretion of growth hormone in serum is investigated. For this purpose the 24 days old pigs, which are crossbreeding, castrated are used. The conclusions are that after 4 weeks' supply of herb medicinal compounds, pigs' weight gain has increased in low nutritional group with statistical meaning(p〈0.05). And one day's weight gain has increased with statistical meaning(p〈0.05) in all groups. Regarding food take, the second nutritional group has more significant increase than control group. Utilization rate of nutrition doesn't have any statistical meaning in all groups, but it has the tendency that as herb medicinal compounds are added, utilization rate of nutrition is increased. Increase of vertebra lengths and level of growth hormone in serum according to supply of herb medicinal compound don't have any statistical meaning because of small sample size, but 10 - 20 % increase of vertebra lengths and 10 - 30 % increase of level of growth hormone are observed.