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

Traditional Chinese Cough Syrup

Those suffering from a dry cough can benefit from this traditional Chinese cough syrup, which moistens the lungs and helps loosen phlegm.

Chinese name: Chuan Bei Pi Pa Gao (chwahn bay pee pah gow)


Also known as: Fritillaria Loquat Syrup


Cough due to lung heat or dryness, with phlegm that is difficult to expectorate; a dry cough with no or little phlegm


Clears lung heat, moistens the lungs, stops coughing


This soothing syrup is appropriate in cases of lung dryness that is due to wind heat, common colds, or smoking. Its chief ingredients are Fritillaria (bei mu) and loquat leaf (pi pa ye). Loquat leaf is especially useful for a heat-type cough, which is a cough with sticky phlegm that is difficult to expectorate. Loquat leaf comes from the same tree that produces the small delicious loquat fruits (Eriobotrya japonica).

Fritillaria, the other chief ingredient, is an expectorant that is moistening to the lungs, an important action when a cough is nonproductive.

Manufacturer: Nin Jom Manufactory

Dosage: 1 tablespoon, three times a day

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