Cold Away by Health Concern
Pinyin Reference: Gan Mao Ling
Chinese Therapeutic Effects:
Clears wind heat
Addresses phlegm and cough
- Isatis extract root & leaf (ban lan gen & da qing ye)
- Lonicera flower (jin yin hua)
- Andrographis herb (chuan xin lian)
- Forsythia fruit (lian qiao)
- Scute root (huang qin)
- Platycodon root (jie geng)
- Wild Chrysanthemum flower (ye ju hua)
- Citrus peel (chen pi), Angelica root (bai zhi)
- Magnolia flower (xin yi hua)
- Xanthium fruit (cang er zi)
- Licorice root (gan cao)
- Internal: 3 tablets, 4 to 6 times per day, between meals
90 tablets, 500 mg., 7 day supply
This formula is modified from a combination of the Chinese formulas Gan Mao Ling and Yin Qiao.
Cold Away is best used to treat the early stages of externally contracted wind-heat disease, especially the earlier stages of colds and flu, which can include fever, sinus and chest congestion, coughing, aversion to wind, headache and throat pain, but can be used at any stage. The pulse is usually superficial and rapid and the tongue red or red tipped with a white or yellow coating. .
Angelica (bai zhi) expels wind, alleviates pain, and in this formula is used to direct the herbal formula to the head especially the nasal passages. Magnolia flower (xin yi hua) and xanthium (cang er zi) unblock the nasal passages, and along with angelica (bai zhi) and wild chrysanthemum increase the efficacy of this formula for entering the nasal passages and clearing sinus congestion. Licorice (gan cao) helps to direct the herbs into the proper channels as well as clears heat and fire toxin, especially in sore throat and cold sores.
Isatis concentrate (da qing ye and ban lan gen) includes two clear heat, clear toxin herbs. Ban lan gen is especially important for its action of entering the throat. Lonicera (jin yin hua) is used for its action to clear heat and toxins and expel wind. Andrographis (chuan xin lian) is used to clear heat and fire toxins and is often used with lonicera (jin yin hua) for early stages of externally contracted wind-heat with fever and sore throat. Forsythia fruit (lian qiao) clears heat and fire toxin. Scute (huang qin) clears heat and drains fire, especially from the upper burner and is often used for cold sores. Platycodon (jie geng) is used to soothe the throat, open and disseminate the lung qi and expels phlegm in both warm and cold disorders; it is often used for phlegm and cough. Wild chrysanthemum (ye ju hua) drains fire, relieves toxins, and can be used for sore swollen throats and wind-heat causing red eyes. Citrus peel (chen pi) is used to address phlegm and cough.