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CO-195 Jie Biao I  
Comment:
CO-195 is one of the most popular formulas for treating influenza and common cold marked by headache, chills, fever, cough, nasal congestion, stiff neck, body aches and oppression in the chest. Essential oils of Ephedrae Herba have an inhibitory effect on influenza viruses. Perillae Folium and Allii Fistulosi Bulbus have a bacteriostatic effect against some species of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Puerariae Radix, Angelicae Dahuricae Radix, Cimicifugae Rhizoma and Ephedrae Herba have a significant antipyretic effect. Ligustici Rhizoma and Angelicae Dahuricae Radix relieve headache. This formula is commonly used to treat the initial stage of influenza and common cold.
Indications:
Common cold or influenza with chills, nasal congestion, headache and neck stiffness.
Dosage:
4-6 tablets three times per day, before meals.
Functions:
Traditional:
Dispels wind-cold and releases the exterior.
Modern:
Induces diaphoresis, reduces fever, relieves congestion and alleviates pain.
Ingredients:
Ma-Huang Ephedrae Herba Ma Huang
Perilla Leaf Perillae Folium Zi Su Ye
Allium Allii Fistulosi Bulbus Cong Bai
Ginger Zingiberis Rhizoma Sheng Jiang
Angelica Angelicae Dahuricae Radix Bai Zhi
Pueraria Puerariae Radix Ge Gen
Cimicifuga Cimicifugae Rhizoma Sheng Ma
Citrus Peel Citri Leiocarpae Exocarpium Zhu Pi
Cyperus Cyperi Rhizoma Xiang Fu Zi
Red Peony Paeoniae Rubra Radix Chi Shao
Cnidium Ligustici Rhizoma Chuan Xiong
Licorice Glycyrrhizae Radix Gan Cao
   
Chinese Medical Description:
 
Ma-Huang, Perilla Leaf, Allium, Ginger
Dispels Wind-Cold and releases the Exterior
Angelica
Dispels Wind and alleviates pain
Pueraria
Releases the exterior and relaxes the muscles
Citrus Peel
Regulates Qi and dissolves Phlegm
Cimicifuga
Releases the Exterior and clears Heat
 
Cyperus
Regulates Qi and alleviates pain
Red Peony
Invigorates and cools the Blood
Cnidium
Invigorates the Blood. promotes the flow of Qi and allevites pain
Licorice
Harmonizes the formula