This document gives names for crude drugs used in Kampo formulae with concepts (or definitions) that are designated by the names to ensure safety and to facilitate international trade, including source materials and intermediate products/materials. Those names are aligned with the names for both the intermediate products and the medicinal products that are manufactured in accordance with the definitions and/or designs. This document is applicable to crude drugs "as concepts (or definitions)" used in Kampo medicine.
This document excludes the following:
— individual manufactured drug names for medicinal products "as things" derived from crude drugs;
— medicinal materials (Materia Medica) "as things", or traditional medicines that are not regulated by the Japanese Pharmacopoeia or the related official documents published by the Medicinal Regulatory Agency, the Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare of Japan.