What does it do?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our body is vulnerable to the attacks of pathogenic factors. The attacks first invade the surface such as the mouth, nose, and upper respiratory track, the body reacts with symptoms like fever, cough, and headache. If not halted they invade deeper into the interior of the body and cause more severe conditions. The pathogenic factors are classified as wind, heat, cold, dampness etc in TCM terms and some of these in modern medical terms belong to bacteria and viruses (e. g., cold viruses and flu viruses).
Sang Ju Yin is a classic Chinese herbal formula that acts to halt the invasion of pathogenic factors. It is mainly used for the common cold and flu (influenza). It is most effective when a cold or flu is still at its early stage and symptoms like cough, sore throat, mild thirst, and slight fever just appear, especailly when cough appears as the main symptoms.
Sang Ju Yin is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia1 for dispersing wind and clearing heat, ventilating the lung to relieve cough. Although its main application is the common cold or flu, it is also reported helpful for whooping cough, bronchitis, and tonsillitis.
When swine flu outbreak occurred in the spring of 2009, Sang Ju Yin emerged as a major Chinese medicine used by the Chinese health authorities for the prevention as well as the treatment of the swine flu. It is best to take it as soon as someone around has the flu or you just appear to have some flu symptoms like cough and sore throat. Back several years ago, Sang Ju Yin in combination with Yu Ping Feng San has contributed to the prevention of the SARS virus outbreak as well.2
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend* of
| Folium Mori |
Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii
Semen Armeniacae Amarum
Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Radix Platycodi Grandiflori
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis
Fructus Arctii Lappae
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbegii
| (Sang Ye) |
(Niu Bang Zi)
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang
® 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills (wan).
Sang Ju Pian (Wan)
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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.
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- Double the concentration of other Chinese herb concentrated pills
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- No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
- Comprehensive heavy metal testing in accordance with the US Pharmacopeia
- Proprietary extraction and formulation technology
- Reduced daily dose and larger pack size for longer use
- Made in a pharmaceutical cGMP certified facility
- Safely used in the USA since 1995
How do I use it?
Take 5 to 7 pills three times daily.
Differentiation in Usage
Sang Ju Pian (Wan) is similar to Cold Signoff
™ (Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian) in application. San Ju Pian is weaker in general strength but it has a stronger cough suppressing function. Thus, it is best to use San Ju Pian if cough is the main symptom appearing in the cold/flu.
Sang Ju Pian can be taken in combination with Yu Ping Feng San to help strengthen the body's defense function.
Sang Ju Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when used as directed.
- 1. For best results avoid oily, cold, and spicy food.
- 2. For best results avoid smoking and alcohol.
- 3. For best results avoid taking together with tonic Chinese herbs.
- 4. Not suitable for cold with chilly sensation.
- 5. Concern should be improved within several days if the Chinese herb fits the concern.
- 6. Use it as needed.
- 7. Use with caution for people with hypertension and heart disease.
- 8. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease.
- 9. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
- 10. Keep out of reach of children.
Sang Ju Pian (Wan) contains Xing Ren (Almond).
In the Media
- 1. China Pharmacopoeia 2000.
- 2. Poon PM et al., Immunomodulatory effects of a traditional Chinese medicine with potential antiviral activity: a self-control study. Am J Chin Med. 2006;34(1):13-21.