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CO-197 Jie Biao II    
Comment:
This classic formula has been used for more than 180 years to treat common cold, influenza, acute tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and other infections of the upper respiratory tract manifested as fever, headache, sore throat, thirst and cough. CO-197 is one of the most popular herbal formulas in the world. The experimental studies showed that this formula has a rather strong antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anaphylactic action. It can also reduce fever, resist bacteria and viruses. The primary ingredient, Lonicerae Flos, has a strong inhibitory effect against many pathogenic bacteria including Salmonella typhi, pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can also deactivate the PR8 strain of the influenza virus.
Indications:
Common cold, influenza, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and infection of upper respiratory tract marked by fever, sore throat, thirst, cough and headache.
Dosage:
4-6 tablets three times per day, before meals.
Functions:
Traditional:
Relieves exterior syndrome, and clears away heat and toxins.
Modern:
Reduces fever, relieves sore throat, and inhibits bacteria and virus.
Ingredients:
Lonicera Lonicerae Flos Jin Yin Hua
Forsythia Forsythiae Fructus Lian Qiao
Platycodon Platycodi Radix Jie Geng
Arctium Arctii Fructus Niu Bang Zi
Mentha Menthae Herba Bo He
Schizonepeta Schizonepetae Herba Jing Jie
Soja Sojae Semen Praeparatum Dan Dou Chi
Phragmites Phragmitis Rhizoma Lu Gen
Bamboo Leaf Bambusae Folium Zhu Ru
Licorice Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
   
Chinese Medical Description:
 
Lonicera, Forsythia
Releases Heat from the Exterior; clears Heat and relieves toxicity
Platycodon, Arctium
Facilitates Lung Qi and relieves sore throats
Mentha, Schizonepeta, Soja
Releases Exterior syndrome
 
Phragmites
Clears Heat and promotes the production of body fluids
Bamboo Leaf
Clears Heat and relieves restlessness
Licorice
Clears Heat and detoxifies Toxins