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:

($19.00) Add To Cart View Gan Mao Ling - Mayway
View Gan Mao Ling Wan - Nuherbs

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:

ViewBo He (Field Mint, Mentha)

Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat. Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.…

ViewDa Qing Ye (Woad Leaf, Indigo)

Clears heat, relieves toxicity - for any contagious febrile disease outbreak; also for fire toxin anywhere, but especially in the throat and lungs. Cools the blood, reduces blotches - skin eruptions…

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewGe Gen (Kudzu Root, Pueraria)

Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcutaneous region and muscles (governed by spleen and stomach) - fever, headache, stiffness in the back and the neck. Nourishes fluids, alleviat…

ViewJie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome)

Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice). Promotes discharge of pus. Guides other herbs to the upper body.

ViewJu Hua (Chrysanthemum Flower)

Disperses wind, clears heat (bitter, cold) - headache, fever. Clears liver and the eyes (sweet, cold) - wind-heat in the liver channel manifesting with red, painful, dry eyes or excessive tearing, o…

ViewLian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)

Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and hot sores, neck lumps. Expel wind-heat - fever, slight chills, sore throat, headache.

ViewQian Hu (Hogfennel Root)

Re-directs rebellious lung qi downward, expels phlegm - coughing, wheezing with thick sputum due to heat in the lungs. Releases wind-heat from the exterior w/cough and copious phlegm.

ViewXing Ren (Apricot Seed)

Stops cough and calms wheezing due to hot or cold patterns - especially for dry cough. Moistens the intestines, unblocks the bowels.

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:

ViewHuang Lian Shang Qing Wan (Coptis Clearance Pill)

Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-term for inflammatory conditions of the face, mouth, head - sore throat, conjunctivitis, acne, swollen gums. Can be a supportive formula fo…

ViewMa Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment)

Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.  Shrinks swollen tissue, helps to …

ViewPu Ji Xiao Du Wan (Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin)

Acute febrile disorder (wind-heat & damp-phlegm) of the head - strong fever and chills, burning pain of head and face, red and/or swollen eyes, sore throat, aversion to cold, dryness, thirst.  …

ViewSan Huang Xie Xin Wan (Drain The Epigastrium Decoction)

Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restlessness, red eyes, constipation, possibly in severe cases delirium from high fever. A range of digestive/epigastric issues from damp-heat - ga…

ViewXian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan (Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life)

Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne.  Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever).  Breast abscesses, mastitis…

ViewXie Xin Wan (Drain the Epigastrium Formula)

Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head.  Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle …

ViewYi Zi Wan (Decoction B)

Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching. With the right underlying factors…

All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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