Reducing fatigue of athletes following oral administration of huangqi jianzhong tang

Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2002 Aug;23(8):757-61.


Aim: To study the effect of Huangqi Jianzhong Tang in reducing fatigue improvement in athletes.

Methods: Twelve athletes were randomly separated into a control group, whose members were administered with placebos, and the experimental group, whose members were administered with Huangqi Jianzhong Tang. During the eight weeks of the experiment, test subjects continued exercise as usual. Preliminary and final exhaustion times, anaerobic thresholds, and kinetic energies were determined.

Results: Huangqi Jianzhong Tang might increase exhaustion time, positively influence anaerobic threshold, and also enhance recovery from fatigue.

Conclusion: Huangqi Jianzhong Tang reduced fatigue by increasing the oxygen uptake and the systemic utility of oxygen.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Astragalus Plant
  • Astragalus propinquus
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
  • Exercise Tolerance / drug effects*
  • Fatigue / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Lactic Acid / blood
  • Male
  • Sports / physiology*


  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Lactic Acid
  • Huang Qi