Category: Medicines - plant based



Introduction and description

Yinqiaosan is a TCM [Traditional Chinese medicine formula] used for influenza, coughs and colds. It generally contains the following dried herbs and flowers [note that being a herbal preparation the formula and quantities may vary]. I have included an observation that shows that there is scientific evidence amassing that some of the ingredients are indeed effective against the flu virus

  • Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower or Lonicera; Flos Lonicerae Japonicae);
  • Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit , Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae);
  • Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower, Platycodi Radix);
  • Niu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit, Fructus Arctii Lappae);
  • Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha, Herba Menthae Haplocalycis );
  • Dan Dou Chi (Prepared Soybean, Semen Praeparatum Sojae);
  • Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem, Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae);
  • Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves, Herba Lophatheri Gracilis);
  • Lu Gen (Reed Rhizome, Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis) ;
  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root, Radix Glycyrrhizae)

How it works

Scientists are working on it

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