This herbal formula is used to treat the common cold with cold symptoms. Use our other cold formula if there are heat signs.
- With or without fever
- Sore throat
- Upper respiratory infection
- Stuffy nose
- Runny nose (clear discharge)
- Body aches
Description of formula according to traditional herbal medicine:
Radix Stemonae: Moistens the Lung and stops cough. It enters the lungs to stop cough. It is used for acute or chronic, cold or hot, cough disorders, and excess or deficient conditions.
Herba Menthae: Clears the head, brightens the eyes and benefit’s the throat. The most suitable clinical applications include headache, sore throat and red eyes.
Flos Lonicerae: Clinical use is for sore throat, fever, perspiration and thirst. Pneumonia, bronchitis. Prevention of upper respiratory tract infections. Jin yin hua has demonstrated a broad spectrum of inhibitory actions and is used as a antibiotic.
Echinacea and Goldenseal: These herbs inhibit the growth of and may destroy viruses and bacteria. Strengthen the bodies immune system.
Radix Platycodonis: Ventilates the lung, dispels phlegm, and benefit’s the throat. Cough with profuse phlegm, sore throat with hoarse voice. Expectorant and antitussive. Clears lung heat, expands the chest, and dissolves phlegm. Ventilates the lung, dispels phlegm and benefit’s the throat to eliminate pus and resolve nasal discharge and post nasal drip associated with common cold.
Flos Magnoliae: Has an excellent dispersing function and unblocking nasal obstruction. Function of dispelling exterior wind-cold. It is most effective for opening nasal obstruction and draining nasal discharge.
Radix Isatidis: Has excellent properties to clear heat and eliminate toxins. It is commonly used to clear heat and toxins from both the exterior and the interior with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, tonsillitis, congestion.
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae: Eliminates pus and resolves nasal discharge and post nasal drip associated with the sinus infection and congestion. Release the exterior and dispels wind. It opens orifices to relieve nasal obstruction.
Radix Peucedani: Excess accumulation of phlegm in the lung causing cough and dyspnea. Qian hu has dispersing and draining properties to redirect rebellious lung qi and dispel phlegm, difficult to expectorate sputum, cough, wheezing and chest oppression.
Rhizoma Zingiberis Recins: Warms the lungs and stops coughing and the formation of phlegm.
Semen Sinapis: Warms the lungs, ventilates lung qi and dispels phlegm that may cause cough, wheezing.
Semen Armeniacae Amarum: Arrests cough and relieves wheezing. It is one of the most essential herbs to treat coughing for initial, acute and chronic stages of the cold.
Folium Perilae: Releases the exterior, dispels wind and cold and ventilates lung Qi for fever, headache, nasal obstruction and cough.
Folium Isatidis: Used for upper respiratory infection, sore throat, antibiotic effect.
Flos Farfarae: Treats upper respiratory infection and a wide range of coughing disorders, including hot or cold, interior or exterior, deficient or excess conditions.
Lemon peel: Used for sore throat, cough, and nasal congestion.
Green Tea: Used to harmonize this formula and break up congestion.
Steep one tea bag in 8 oz. of hot water, drink 2-4 cups daily for 20 days.
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above condition. The information given is strictly according to traditional herbal medicine and should be used and prescribed as an herbal supplement.