Herb Formulas Notebook


Gan Mao Ling

(Miraculous Cold Pills)

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Source: Patent formulation



Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Early stages of Wind-Heat invasion

Key Symptoms: Sore throat, cough, nasal congestion, fever



Ingredients
Gang Mei Gen
San Cha Ku
Ye Ju Hua
Huang Jing
Ban Lan Gen
Jin Yin Hua

Subsitutions:
There are several versions of this formulation often combined with formulas like Yin Qiao San and, if bought from China, often containing drugs such as caffeine, chlortrimeton (an antihistamine), and acetaminophen (Tylenol) as well as the traditional herbs (Blalack & Rosenberg, 2012)



Preparation: Ground into powder and formed into pills

Actions: Disperses Wind, clears Heat, resolves toxicity



Notes:
Often used for early stages of colds and flu regardless of the pattern.


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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.