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

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

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

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

Research Links:
Science Direct
Google Scholar
Journal of Chinese Medicine

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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.