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(Zhong Gan Qing Pian™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Coldclear™ (Zhong Gan Qing Pian™, 重感清片™) is an all natural Chinese herbal supplement used to enhance the body's natural defense when the cold or flu is full-blown. It is composed of Chinese herbs that are the best known and the most effective in TCM to remove toxins.
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    What does it do?
    Despite advances in biomedical research, effective treatments of the common cold or flu are still rare. The common cold is so common that it is a leading cause for doctor visits and missed days from school and work. The common cold medicines are not antiviral and just serve to relieve the cold symptoms.

    The common cold and flu are caused by viral infections. A common sign indicating the start of the cold or flu is a sore throat. The body then develops running nose, nasal congestion, headache, fever, and cough as symptoms. Along the progression of the infection, our immune system is mobilized to fight the viral infection and eventually wins the battle in most cases. From the perspective of traditonal Chinese medicine (TCM), the cold and flu are invasions of pathogenic influences (toxins). The invasion starts at the surface but proceeds to the interior of the body if it is not halted.

    Many Chinese herbs and their combinations are shown useful in relieving toxins in the cold and flu in TCM. For example, At the first sign of the cold or flu, taking Cold Signoff™ (Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian) may halt the toxins from further penetrating into the body. However, if the cold/flu has progressed into later stages, Cold Signoff™ may not be strong enough. Here is when Coldclear™ fits in.

    Coldclear™ is a Guang Ci Tang signature formula designed to help boost our defense when the cold or flu is in full play. It is composed of Chinese herbs that are the best known and the most effective in TCM to remove toxins.

    In the formula, Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle flower) and Lian Qiao (Forsythia fruit) are a famous pair of Chinese herbs that act together to relieve the exterior of the body from pathogenic invasion, clear heat, and remove toxic substances; Huang Qin (Scutellaria) is a key Chinese herb for clearing heat and draining fire. It works the best when the heat is in the upper respiratory track and the fire is in the lung. All together, the three Chinese herbs forms Shuang Huang Lian, a known antiviral formula in TCM. In laboratory studies, all three herbs are shown to inhibit the growth of a wide spectrum of bacteria and viruses. In one randomized controlled study1, Shuang Huang Lian Pian was used to treat 136 patients who developed in the past 48 hours the common cold of wind-heat type with symptoms shown as fever (less than 38.5℃), congestion, sore throat, and stuffy nose between the age of 18 to 65. After 3 days of treatment, cold symptoms are either disappeared or significantly improved in 90.5% of patients.

    Ban Lan Gen (Isatidis root) and Da Qing Ye (Isatidis leaf) are two other well known Chinese herbs for their detoxifying and heat-draining properties. Their addition to Coldclear™ further enhances the formula's action to remove toxins.

    Also included in Coldclear™ are Jie Geng (Platycodon root), a Chinese herb that ventilates the lung and clears phlegm and can be used for coughs caused by various reasons, and Qiang Huo (Notopterygium), which releases the exterior, disperses Cold, and alleviates headache.

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Flos Lonicerae Japonicae
    Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
    Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
    Radix Isatidis
    Folium Isatidis
    Radix Platycodi Grandiflori
    Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii
    (Jin Yin Hua)
    (Lian Qiao)
    (Huang Qin)
    (Ban Lan Gen)
    (Da Qing Ye)
    (Jie Geng)
    (Qiang Huo)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Zhong Gan Qing Pian (Coldclear™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Zhong Gan Qing Pian on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Coldclear™ is a Guang Ci Tang signature formula.

    Zhong Gan Qing Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?
    The standard dosage for Coldclear™ is 8 tablets each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 10 to 14 days.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    Differentiation in Usage
    Coldclear™ is related to Cold Signoff™. Cold Signoff is most effective when it is used at the first sign of a common cold. If the cold has passed the first stage, it is more effective to take Coldclear.

    If the cold is presented with chill and stiffness of the head, neck, limbs, Ginseng Relaxe™ or Kudzu Relaxe™ is more appropriate.

    Side Effects
    Coldclear™ has been safely used with few adverse effects when used as directed.


    Allergy Info
    Coldclear™ is gluten free

    In the Media
    1. For best results, avoid oily, cold, and spicy food while taking the product.
    2. For best results, avoid smoking and alcohol while taking the product.
    3. For best results, avoid taking together with tonic Chinese herbs.
    4. Not suitable for cold with chilly sensation.
    5. Condition should be relieved within several days if the Chinese herb fits the concern.
    6. Use the product as needed.
    7. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have chronic diseases like hypertension and heart disease, diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease.
    8. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    9. Do not use the product if allergic reaction occurs.
    10. Keep out of reach of children.


    1. Hu Guang-Lin et al., Randomized controlled study of Shuang Huang Lian Pian in treatment of the wind-heat type common colds. Zhong Yi Yao Xue Kan. 2008, Is 4.
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