Common cold according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine common cold can be treated by five herbs that we have on record. Here is the list below.

The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat common cold

Why might Pubescent Angelica Root (Du Huo) help with common cold?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat common cold as can be seen on Pubescent Angelica Root's page.

Pubescent Angelica Roots is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Bladder and the Kidney.

Its main actions are: Disperses Wind, Cold, Dampness. Relieves pain. Relieves Lesser Yang (Shao Yang) headache.

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Why might Kuding Tea (Ku Ding Cha) help with common cold?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat common cold as can be seen on Kuding Tea's page.

Kuding Tea is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Stomach, the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Clears wind-heat and Calms the spirit. Eases restlessness and brightens the eyes.

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Why might Ephedra (Ma Huang) help with common cold?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat common cold as can be seen on Ephedra's page.

Ephedra is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Bladder and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Releases the surface through sweating. Promotes the circulation of Lung Qi and stop wheezing. Promotes urination.

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Why might Chrysanthemum Flower (Ju Hua) help with common cold?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat common cold as can be seen on Chrysanthemum Flower's page.

Chrysanthemum Flowers is a Cool herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Relieves the Exterior and clears Heat. Relieves Wind-Heat from the Liver channel and clears the eyes. Cools Heat of the Liver and Kidney due to Yin Deficiency. Relieves patterns of Liver Yang rising.

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Why might Marshmallow Root (Yao Shu Kui) help with common cold?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat common cold as can be seen on Marshmallow Root's page.

Marshmallow Root is a Cold herb that tastes Salty and Sweet. It targets the Bladder, the Heart, the Large intestine and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Facilitates urination and stops coughing. Eases inflammation and removes toxicity.

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