Yin Chaio or Yin Qiao
Also known as Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder, is mainly used to support the Lungs and outer body layers. It is most often recommended at the onset of a cold or flu because it can help to decrease severity and duration of the illness. It is appropriate for short term use, and can be taken as a preventative if exposure to febrile illness occurs.
This Formula has two leading herbs; Honeysuckle (Jin Yin Hua), and Forsythia (Lian Qiao). They are both powerhouse herbs for dispersing wind, clearing heat, and relieving toxicity.
Other herbs in this formula help to:
- stop cough
- resolve phlegm
- relieve thirst
- benefit the throat
- benefit Lung Qi
Chinese Medicine Theory:
It is thought that illness can enter the body through the surface layers, and progress into deeper layers. This formula releases the surface layers, preventing furthering of the disease process. It is a cooling formula, recommended for those who feel hot, have thirst, and perhaps have redness, itching, or other heat signs.
In Warm Disease theory (Wen Bing) this is a Wei stage formula - treating the outermost protective qi layer. This layer is symptomatic at the onset of pandemic febrile disease. The pathological changes are present in the lungs and skin.
Western associated conditions:
- upper respiratory infection
- common cold
- ear infections
- canker sores
- dyspnea/shortness of breath
- herpes simplex
- Epstein Barr
- Chronic Functional Immune Deficiency Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
How to Use it:
Take 3-5 tablets at a time, 2-3 times a day
ALLERGEN WARNING: Contains soy.
Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.
This formula is used to treat heat conditions and is contraindicated for cold conditions. It is important to be assessed by a professional.
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Research by Kat Powers LAc
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