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Traditional Chinese Medicine for Coughs, Colds, Flu, and Allergies

Traditional Chinese Cold Formula

Traditional Chinese Cold Formula works incredibly well at the start of a cold, and just as well after cold symptoms have become more severe. It can also be used to prevent a cold.

Chinese name: Gan Mao Ling (gahn mao ling)

Also known as: Cold Formula


Cold or flu due to either wind heat or wind cold with fever, mild chills, sore throat, and stiff neck


Expels wind, clears heat, expels viruses


Its extraordinary effectiveness makes Gan Mao Ling an extremely popular patent. You can use it to prevent a cold when you've been exposed to someone with a cold or to clear a cold or flu when it has already taken hold. In many cases, a few doses of Gan Mao Ling at the first sign of cold symptoms completely alleviates all symptoms, but it is also frequently all that is needed to relieve full-blown cold symptoms. It is an excellent base formula since it is effective in both cold and heat illnesses.

If symptoms include nasal and sinus congestion, the formula can be taken with Bi Yan Pian. If a sore throat occurs along with the cold, it can be taken with Chuan Xin Lian Antiphlogistic Pills. If there is accompanying nausea or diarrhea, Curing Pills or Lophanthus Antifebrile (Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan) can be added.

This is another patent remedy that has been adulterated in the past with artificial coloring and Western pharmaceuticals. Plum Flower brand makes this important medicine available in a pure, unadulterated form. It is one of the essential patents for a first-aid kit. Manufacturer: Plum Flower

Dosage: 3 to 6 pills, three times a day; to prevent a cold after exposure to someone with cold symptoms, take 2 tablets, three times a day for three days.

A cup of hot tea can be very soothing for cold sufferers. Next, we'll give you the details on a fruity instant tea used in Chinese medicine to relieve coughing.

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