In Traditional Chinese Medicine this specific herbal formulation is believed to support the body in fighting the effects of an irritation of the vocal cords.**
For adults, as a dietary supplement, take 10 pills after a meal with warm water twice daily. If taking other medications or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.
In Western Medicine
Hoarseness is generally caused by irritation of, or injury to, the vocal cords. The voice box is the portion of the respiratory tract containing the vocal cords. The vocal cords are two bands of muscle that form a V shape inside the voice box. When we sing or speak, the vocal cords vibrate and produce sound. Hoarseness can be caused by a number of conditions. The most common cause of hoarseness is acute laryngitis which is inflammation of the vocal cords and caused most often by an upper respiratory tract infection. The less common cause of hoarseness is from overuse or misuse of the voice such as from yelling or singing. Antibiotics would be given and voice rest is recommended.
In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
TCM believes that sound is come from the Qi, and it is related to the five internal organs which are Heart, Lungs, Spleen, Liver and Kidneys. The Heart is the master of the voice, the Lungs are the door of the voice, the Spleen is the source of voice, the Liver is the pivot of the voice, the Kidneys are the root of the voice. When the Qi is strong then the voice would be loud, but if the Qi is weak then the voice would be weak or hoarse. When the five internal organs function normal with strong blood flow, yin and yang balanced, then the voice would be strong. If the five internal organs dysfunction and suffer a lack of blood and a yin and yang weakness, then the voice would be weak and prone to vocal diseases. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for hoarseness is mostly focussed on regulating the organs, so the Qi can build up and the voice is restored.
Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:
- Voice may sound breathy, raspy or strained
- Changes in volume or lower in pitch
- Throat might feel scratchy
Diet & Prevention
In addition to nourishing the organs with herbal treatment, resting the voice is recommended. For a chronic hoarse condition the affected individuals should reduce loud speech and excessive vocalization. Exercise daily to keep your body and immune system strong. Don’t stay up late and get enough sleep. Pay attention to throat hygiene, rinse your mouth after each meal. Keep a cheerful mood and be optimistic, stay away from negative thoughts, things or people. It is best to avoid eating spicy, fried, uncooked (raw), greasy, pungent food, and chocolate. No smoking, drinking alcohol, coffee and cold beverages.
Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Chebula, Fresh Rehmannia, Codonopsis Root, Poria, Ophiopogon Tuber
Other ingredients : Pure Honey
No artificial color, flavors, preservatives, dairy, chemical binders or wax.
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**Disclaimer - Please note that this product is sold as a herbal supplement under FDA regulations and therefore can not claim any health benefits and may not be intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.