Best Herbs for Common Colds

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These are my favourite Chinese Herbs to zap those sniffles and treat the common cold naturally.

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WARMING HERBS
These are best for those suffering from WIND-COLD conditions.

CINNAMON or CASSIA - Rou Gui or Gui Zhi
Powerfully warming herb which expels pathogens, fortifies Yang energy and eliminates colds. Shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4003790/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9177302

FRESH GINGER - Sheng Jiang
Warming and spicy herb which disperses cold. Shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e1de/37039c978707046bb9a1ecd3f6638d58932b.pdf

ORANGE PEEL - Chen Pi
A warming herb which dries dampness in the body – especially good for colds with a lot of discharge and feeling of heaviness and bloating. Shown to have anti-septic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1658077X16300960

BLACK PEPPER - Hei Hu Jiao
Spicy herb to expel colds, warm the interior. Shown to be a decongestant and rich in therapeutic Piperine.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20828313
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6832079

NEUTRAL HERBS
These can be taken no matter which type of cold is manifesting.

BALLOON FLOWER ROOT - Jie Geng
Can ease coughs by dilating bronchial vessels and thin phlegm. Shown to be an anti-inflammatory.

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-12-173
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103729/

LIQUORICE - Gan Cao - https://meileaf.com/p/tea-ganc
Dispels toxicity and calms coughs. Shown to have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228473512_Research_and_application_of_Radix_Glycyrrhizae
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20209894

COOLING HERBS
These are best for those suffering from WIND-HEAT conditions.

BOAT STERCULIA – Pang Da Hai - https://meileaf.com/p/tea-pdhc
Cooling and soothing herbs which can relieve sore throats, dry coughs and headaches. Shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-pyretic and anti-microbial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30322606

HONEYSUCKLE – Jin Yin Hua - https://meileaf.com/p/tea-jyhc
Cooling floral tisan great for sore throats, chesty coughs, prickly heat and fever. Shown to possess wide pharmacological actions, such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidative and hepatoprotective activities. Prevents influenza virus from replicating - even tested on swine and bird flu and considered for Ebola.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21864666
https://www.sciencealert.com/honeysuckle-tea-can-treat-influenza-a-viruses-and-possibly-ebola
https://www.nature.com/articles/cr2014130
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1304839?dopt=Abstract
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3577469/

CHRYSANTHEMUM - Ju Hua - https://meileaf.com/p/tea-juhc
Cooling and soothing herb for headaches, red eyes, fever and sore throats. Shown to have anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643899905480
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1818087615000768
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17263495
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22982394
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10212384

CREEPING LILY TURF ROOT - Mai Men Dong - https://meileaf.com/p/tea-mmdc

Slightly cooling herb excellent for dry coughs. Shown to have anti-pyretic, anti-tussive, expectorant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

https://examine.com/supplements/ophiopogon-japonicus/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22626747
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292185801_Ophiopogon_japonicus-A_phytochemical_ethnomedicinal_and_pharmacological_review
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