In Traditional Chinese Medicine this specific herbal formulation supports the body to fight allergies and flu symptoms such as post nasal drip, headache, spontaneous sweating, stuffy nose, dizziness, sore throat, cough, thick yellow mucus, thirst, chills or fever. These symptoms develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problem in most people.**
For adults, as a dietary supplement, take 10 pills early in the morning as soon as you wake up and before bed with warm water twice daily. If taking other medication or supplement, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.
In Western Medicine
Post-nasal drip is a symptom of many medical conditions. Worse than a runny nose, post-nasal drip involves the accumulation of mucus in the back of the throat. Normally, mucus is swallowed unconsciously, but patients with post-nasal drip may have the unpleasant sensation of mucus dripping down the back of their throat. Patients who have post-nasal drip may frequently clear their throats and may have a cough that worsens at night. Patients may also experience a hoarse voice, stuffy nose, bad breath, and sore throat. Viral infections such as the common cold and the flu frequently lead to the development of post-nasal drip. Some scientists believe the increase in post-nasal drip during the winter months may be related not just to outside temperatures but also to indoor temperatures. Many buildings and homes are overheated during the winter season, and this often dries out and irritates the nasal passages, potentially making them more vulnerable to post-nasal drip. Also, physical or chemical irritants, such as pungent odors or fumes, including strong perfumes, cold air and dry atmospheres can cause similar symptoms
In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Wind Cold and Wind Heat are the main pathogens. Prolonged, the condition may lead to Lung, Stomach and Spleen, and also Kidney dysfunction.
Deficiency of Lung Qi(oxygen/air flow) – the Lungs control the nose and the nose is the surface orifice of the Lungs. When the Lungs are unable to regulate Blood and Qi, there will be nasal problems, such as obstruction, watery discharge, and sneezing.
Dysfunction of Stomach and Spleen – When these organs are unable to transform and transport food, the nose will lose its supply of nutrients.
Deficiency of Kidney Qi – When the Kidney are unable to regulate body fluids, the nose will lose its fluid balance.
Acute sinusitis is usually due to a secondary bacterial infection following a prior viral chest infection or an allergic type reaction in the nasal area from the environment, better known as allergic rhinitis. Chronic sinusitis may have no signs of acute infection but over a period of weeks and months the signs include pain in the face, neck or head, loss of appetite, a cough that is usually worse at night with daytime fatigue or a general sense of malaise. A primary cause of chronic sinusitis is the fact that an acute sinusitis was treated ineffectively, which then leads to further attacks. Other causes are overuse of decongestant nasal sprays, smoking, swimming, diving, allergies, or as the Chinese say an underlying disharmony within the body that presents itself as sinusitis.
Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:
- flu symptoms include headache, fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, runny nose, fatigue, and sneezing
- runny or stuffy nose with white or yellow discharge
- post-nasal drip may have the unpleasant sensation of mucus dripping down the back of their throat.
- may have a cough that worsens at night.
Contrary to the name the symptoms don't include a rise in body temperature.
Diet & Prevention
Exercise daily to keep your body and immune system strong, eat light meals and keep your environment clean. It is best to avoid eating uncooked (raw), greasy, and pungent food, deep fried foods, crispy cookies, chips, chocolate, and seafood such as shrimp and shellfish. No swimming, smoking, drinking alcohol, coffee and consume ice or cold beverages. Get to bed by 11 pm at the latest and sleep soundly through the night so that all systems can recover from the day’s activities.
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Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Magnoliae Flos, Gardeniae Fructus, Chrysanthemi Flos, Angelicae Dahuricae Radix, Scutellariae Radix
Other ingredients : Pure Honey
No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, dairy, chemical binders or wax.
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