The effects of Lei Gong Teng on reproductive hormones

J Tradit Chin Med. 2001 Mar;21(1):50-1.


The serum reproductive hormone levels were examined with radioimmunoassay in women of child-bearing age before and after treatment with the prescriptions containing Lei Gong Teng ([symbol: see text] Radix Tripterygii Wilfordii). The results showed that Lei Gong Teng could induce amenorrhea, but it was reversible.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Amenorrhea / chemically induced*
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone / blood*
  • Humans
  • Luteinizing Hormone / blood*
  • Tripterygium


  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone