Corporate history-Stage2: Postwar development: 1945-1975

Ominedo History Chronological table

Ominedo is a long-established manufacturer founded in 1900. We can maximize the power of natural products by using supercritical (Co2), alcohol, and hot water extraction techniques as well as manufacturing techniques which have been sophisticated since the founding of the company.

Stage2: Postwar development: 1945-1975

  • 1946

    Ominedo Co., Ltd. established, medicine manufacturing license and medicine marketing license obtained

  • 1947

    Seiroku Tsuji establishes Ominedo Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd., appointed as the initial President

  • 1949

    “Zokiyaku Rokushingan” goes on sale

  • 1953

    “En no Gyoja Sodenyaku Gyoja Daranisuke” goes on sale

  • 1954

    Annual sales exceed 10 million yen

  • 1957

    First ever sugar-coated tablet launched in the home medicine market

  • 1957

    “Gyojagan Akadama” goes on sale

  • 1963

    “Taihoshin” goes on sale

  • 1971

    “Karumin for Headache and toothache” goes on sale

  • 1972

    Milestone of 30 Kampo extract products reached

  • 1972

    Ominedo Kampo Research Group established

  • 1974

    Annual sales exceed 100 million yen

  • 1975

    Research members dispatched to the Research Institute of Oriental Medicine, School of Medicine, Kinki University

1946

Ominedo Co., Ltd. established, medicine manufacturing license and medicine marketing license
obtained

Ominedo Co., Ltd. established, medicine manufacturing license and medicine marketing license obtained
In 1946, during the war, six companies including Ominedo which had been incorporated into Yamato Godo became independent. Ominedo established “Ominedo Co., Ltd.” and received a medicine manufacturing license and a medicine marketing license from the Minister of Health and Welfare.

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1947

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Seiroku Tsuji establishes Ominedo Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd., appointed as the initial President
After the sudden death of his father, Rikichi, in 1925, Seiroku succeeded the business at age 18. After that, even during the war and in the middle of the global economic crisis, he devoted himself to the development of new products and increased the selection Ominedo had to offer. In 1947, he established Ominedo Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. and was appointed to be the initial President.

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1949

“Zokiyaku Rokushingan” goes on sale

“Zokiyaku Rokushingan” goes on sale
This product is a formulation mainly consisting of animal preparation containing musk, oriental bezoar, toad venom, saffron, ginseng, pearl, and agalloch. The medicine is effective against palpitations and shortness of breath, and has an effect of restoring consciousness.

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1953

“En no Gyoja Sodenyaku Gyoja Daranisuke” goes on sale

“En no Gyoja Sodenyaku Gyoja Daranisuke” goes on sale
This product is an antidiarrheal medicine mainly consisting of phellodendron bark. En no Gyoja who trained at Mt. Omine 1300 years ago created a medicine to treat infectious diseases, which is said to be the origin of “Daranisuke”

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1954

Annual sales exceed 10 million yen

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1957

First ever sugar-coated tablet launched in the home medicine market
Our company developed a technique to coat tablets with sugar while containing volatile ingredients inside the tablets, surprising engineers in major manufacturing companies. “Sogo Shinkambojyou Kopitan” is a medicine with sugar-coated powdered Kopitan which went on sale in 1952. Ominedo was the first company to launch a sugar-coated common cold medicine in the home medicine market.

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1957

“Gyojagan Akadama” goes on sale

“Gyojagan Akadama” goes on sale
This product’s ingredients include berberine chloride, scopolia extract, powdered glycyrrhiza extract, powdered peony root extract, and powdered geranium herb extract. Effective against: diarrhea, diarrhea due to indigestion, food poisoning, vomiting, water poisoning, looseness of bowels, loose stool, and diarrhea with abdominal pain

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1963

“Taihoshin” goes on sale

“Taihoshin” goes on sale
This product is a tablet that is a sugar-coated version of “Rokushingan,” containing musk, dried ginseng extract, oriental bezoar, toad venom, bear bile, saiga tatarica horn, saffron, agalloch, pearl, and others. The medicine is effective against palpitations and shortness of breath, and has an effect of restoring consciousness. At that time, the dosage form of cardiac tonics was mostly small pills, with Ominedo creating a tablet form for the first time.

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1971

“Karumin for Headache and toothache” goes on sale

“Karumin for Headache and toothache” goes on sale
This product has a traditional package design, and people can guess the effects of it right away. Effects: relief from headache, toothache, pain after tooth extraction, sore throat, ear pain, joint pain, neuralgia, back pain, muscle pain, shoulder pain, pain from bruise, pain from fracture, pain from sprain, menstrual pain (period cramps), and traumatic pain, and decreasing of body temperature at the time of chills or fever

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1972

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Milestone of 30 Kampo extract products reached
In 1968, the first film-coated Kampo tablets were released geared toward the home medicine market. In 1972, Shigenori Tsuji, who was Managing Director at that time, led the newly created Kampo product sales department to sell 30 different products from the extract product line in the Kinki, Chugoku, and Shikoku areas.

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1972

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Ominedo Kampo Research Group established
The Ominedo Kampo Research Group was established. As Kampo products need to be used based on each individual’s physical condition and the condition of his or her disease, we invited instructors from outside of our company and held meetings mainly for vendors of home medicine three to six times a year.

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1974

Annual sales exceed 100 million yen

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1975

Research members dispatched to the Research Institute of Oriental Medicine, School of Medicine, Kinki University
Our research members were dispatched to the Research Institute of Oriental Medicine, School of Medicine, Kinki University at its establishment. They received training under the guidance of instructors including Professor Shigeru Arichi from the institute and Professor Michinori Kubo from the Department of Pharmacy. At that time, decoction had been used for Kampo treatment at the research institute. However, the supply of decoction could not catch up with the demand for the treatment, so as a result of discussions on using extracts, the research institute decided to use Ominedo’s products.

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