"Chronic liver disease is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Traditional Kampo medicine in Japan is a scientific and highly regulated, prescription-filled system based on the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine. One of the best known herbal medicines for liver support in Japan is called Sho-saiko-to (SST). The herbal formula is also called Minor Bupleurum Formula or Xiao Chai Hu Tang in Chinese. This seven-herb ancient formulation has anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, and chemopreventive properties that both pre-clinical and clinical research suggest are effective for various forms of liver diseases, including chronic hepatitis."