Autumn is here! The temperatures are dipping at night and there is a cool breeze in the air.
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Two good herbal formulas you can find at local co-ops or health food stores are called Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien (or Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian in Pinyin) and Gan Mao Ling.
Plum Flower brand, by Mayway, is a very commonly-found brand.
- Yin Qiao is more indicated for colds that have accompanying itchy or sore throat and where a fever is a more predominant symptom.
- Gan Mao Ling is good for any type of cold, as it is a more modern formula using the herbs for their anti-viral/antibiotic qualities.
THE DOSAGE BELOW IS A SUGGESTION ONLY – TAKE AT YOUR OWN RISK. PLEASE CALL FOR A CONSULTATION IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE USING ANY HERBAL FORMULAS.
Dosage: I usually suggest taking 1.5-2 times the suggested dosage on the bottle at first signs of a cold. If there is a scratchy, irritated throat then take Yin Qiao, and add Gan Mao Ling at the suggested dose after a day or so if there’s no significant change to help boost the effect. Gan Mao Ling can be taken alone, if Yin Qiao is not available.