Formulas for Colds, Flu & Allergy Symptoms

by Anat Raz M.S., L. Ac.

Colds, sinus congestion, early flu symptoms

Pe Min Gan Wan: 6-7 pills 3 times a day. This formula is very good for any kind of nasal congestion. Early symptoms of cold, runny nose, sneezing, sudden allergy symptoms. For example sometimes in the mornings you may have a sneezing attack. Take a dose of Pe Min Gan Wan. You may only need one dose in that case.

Forsythina 18: 5 tablests 3 times a day. This formula is used for sore throat, scratchy throat, swollen glands, colds. It can also be used for throat symptoms arising from over use like teachers, or after giving a long seminar, talk etc.

Chuan Xin Lian - dose: 5 pills three times a day. Can be taken prophetically if any exposure to germs. Or in combination with Pe Min Gan Wan or Forsythia 18. 

Please note: Herbs can be taken between meals on empty stomach.

Allergy Symptoms

Pe Min Gan Wan - 7 pills 3 times a day or as needed (sometimes one or two dosages is enough to quiet symptoms). For sneezing attack, congestion, runny nose.

Clear Eyes - 2 teaspoons at a time as needed 1-3 times a day. For eyes symptoms, teary, itchy, scratchy and dry eyes. This formula can be combined with Pe Min Gan Wan. Formula to be taken orally; it is NOT for topical use.

Forsythina 18 - 3-5 tablets 3 times a day or as needed. This formula can be added for any throat symptoms soreness, dryness or scratchy. It can be combined with Pe Min Gan Wan and Clear Eyes if you have all those symptoms.

Aller-C - 2 capsules 2-3 times a day during allergy season. 

Please note: Herbs can be taken between meals on empty stomach.