Gan Mao Ling - Miraculous Cold Pills

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Gan Mao Ling Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "gan mao ling" , 感冒丹, which in english is "miraculous cold pills", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and relieve toxicity" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Gan Mao Ling Wan, Gan Mao Dan, Common Cold Formula.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early stages.
  • Can be used in lieu of actual bacterial or viral infection as long as flu or cold like symptoms are manifest.

Our shop contains gan mao ling from the following manufacturers:

  • Gan Mao Ling - Mayway
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  • Gan Mao Ling Wan - Nuherbs
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    For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Gan Mao Ling is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) - Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - f…
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  • Da Qing Ye (Woad Leaf, Indigo) - Clears heat, relieves toxicity - for any contagious febrile…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Ge Gen (Kudzu Root, Pueraria) - Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcuta…
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  • Jie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome) - Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (w…
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  • Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum Flower) - Disperses wind, clears heat (bitter, cold) - headache, fev…
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  • Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) - Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and …
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  • Qian Hu (Hogfennel Root) - Re-directs rebellious lung qi downward, expels phlegm - cou…
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  • Xing Ren (Apricot Seed) - Stops cough and calms wheezing due to hot or cold patterns…
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Gan Mao Ling is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind cold and/or lung wind invasion - wind heat.

    Gan Mao Ling may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: common cold, cough, flu and/or headache

    As noted above, gan mao ling is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat and relieve toxicity", which contains the following formulas:

  • Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan (Coptis Clearance Pill) - Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-…
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  • Ma Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment) - Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of dam…
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  • Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan (Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin) - Acute febrile disorder (wind-heat & damp-phlegm) of t…
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  • San Huang Xie Xin Wan (Drain The Epigastrium Decoction) - Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restless…
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  • Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan (Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life) - Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins -…
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  • Xie Xin Wan (Drain the Epigastrium Formula) - Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settl…
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  • Yi Zi Wan (Decoction B) - Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of dam…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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