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Cold Signoff™
(Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian/Wan)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Cold Signoff™ (Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian, Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan, Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien, Yinchiao Tablets, Yin Qiao San, 银翘解毒片) is a regarded ancient Chinese herbal formula that supports the immune function. It is best used when sore throat and associated symptoms first manifest.
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    What does it do?

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our body is vulnerable to attacks of pathogenic influences. The attacks first invade the body's surface. If not halted they further invade the interior of the body and cause more severe damages. When the attack occurs at the respiratory tract, the body reacts with symptoms like fever, cough, and headache. Pathogenic influences are considered as the Wind evil in TCM.

    Cold Signoff™ works to halt the invasion of pathogenic influences at the start and relieves the associated symptoms. Cold Signoff™ is most effective when symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, and other discomfort in the head first manifest.

    Cold Signoff™ is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia2 for relieving the exterior symptoms, clearing heat, and resolving toxicity. The TCM pattern it is most applicable is called "Wind-Heat type cold" whose distincitve feature is sore throat.

    You may have used Airborne®, a popular cold supplement in the US. You may be surprised to learn Airborne® is adapted from Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian and contains several ingredients appeared on Cold Signoff™. However, the amount of these ingredients in Airborne® from its product information is only a fraction of that in Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian. It is doubtful at such a low amount their strength would be strong enough.

    Does research support Cold Signoff?

    Modern studies suggested a pharmacological action of Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian that is consistent with its use1. In a clinical study involving 1480 people, only 2.6% of people who took Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan for 6 weeks developed Wind-Heat type cold symptoms whereas 17.55% people in the control group developed the same symptoms.1

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Flos Lonicerae Japonicae (Honeysuckle Flower)
    Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae (Forsythia)
    Herba Menthae Haplocalycis (Peppermint)
    Herba Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
    Semen Sojae Praeparatum (Fermented Soybean)
    Fructus Arctii Lappae (Edible Burdock)
    Radix Platycodi Grandiflori (Balloon Flower)
    Herba Lophatheri Gracilis (Bamboo Leaf)
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis (Licorice Root)
    (Jin Yin Hua)
    (Lian Qiao)
    (Bo He)
    (Jing Jie)
    (Dan Dou Chi)
    (Niu Bang Zi)
    (Jie Geng)
    (Dan Zhu Ye)
    (Gan Cao)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian (Cold Signoff™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    Guang Ci Tang® Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan (Cold Signoff™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian (San/Wan) on the market. One tablet or pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Both tablets and pills have the same formulation.

    Yin Qiao Jie Du 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?

    Take 5 tablets or pills each time, 2 to 3 times daily for adults at the onset of colds or flu. One bottle lasts users about 2 to 3 weeks.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase or with heavy body weight).

    For children, dose should be reduced accordingly to the weight.

    For cold or flu prevention, the dose may be reduced to half.

    1. Do not use it for cases in which the body feels cold.
    2. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have chronic diseases of heart, liver, or kidney, of hypertension, of diabetes.
    3. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are pregnant.
    4. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are under other medical treatment.
    5. If the symptoms are not improved in 3 days, it is not applicable for the case and discontinue use.
    6. Not recommended to take herbal tonics like YinVive at the same time.
    7. Not recommended to take liquor, cigarettes, spicy and oily food while taking the product.
    8. Keep out of reach of children.


    1. Chen Q. Renowned Patent Traditional Chinese Medicines: Pharmacology and Clinical Applications (1998).
    2. China Pharmacopoeia 2000.
    Cold Signoff™ (Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 43.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fends Off A Cold Only effective if taken as soon as cold symptoms begin. As soon as I feel a cold coming on (head congestion, dryness in back of throat, particularly exhausted) or if I have been near someone who has a cold I take 20 pills immediately. I will take up to 40 pills in one dosage depending on the severity of my symptoms. I can honestly say I believe I have fought off any advancement of the virus when I take the pills immediately. BUT I must start taking upon first signs and symptoms. If I wait even 12-24 hours after the onset of cold symptoms it is too late and I will get sick.
    Date published: 2016-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great results Woke up yesterday morning with a sore throat and other classic symptoms of a wind-heat attack (Chills and fever, runny nose, headache, etc.). Fought it off successfully using a combination your Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian and Chuan Xin Lian Kang Yan Pian. Very satisfied. Took 4 5-tablet doses of each of these formulas yesterday. Symptoms remained very muted; they began to taper off in late afternoon and are gone this morning. Can recommend this combination as one of the most effective cold remedies I've ever used.
    Date published: 2016-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ...tell you how happy I am with your product ...tell you how happy I am with your product. A fellow ballet dancer introduced me to your product last year in the middle of the seasons' fall tour. As many of the company members were getting sick, he and I came through the month long adventure healthy. We traveled throughout the midwest by bus. Very close quarters! When we got back home, I contacted you and ordered my own supply. Now Nutcracker Season is here again, and I already have started to take your product to stave off the inevitable shared quarters contagious factor. Specifically, I take the quiang li yin qiao jie du wan and the ling qiao jie du pian. I find the second to be extremely effective in keeping me healthy during the dancing days of the holidays. Thank you for providing such a worthwhile and effective product.
    Date published: 2007-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cure for the common cold! I'm astonished that Yin Qiao (Cold Signoff) is almost unknown in the United States for its ability to cure the common cold. The first time I tried this I was almost in disbelief that it worked. But when I tried it on my spouse and my children and it worked I became a true believer. As soon as you feel a cold coming on start taking the recommended dose (or a bit more if you are larger than the average person: perhaps 5 pills 5 times a day) and you will feel your cold symptoms subside throughout the day. The next day you will feel almost 100% normal again. Make sure to keep a bottle or two of this in your house at all times or when you travel. Thank you ActiveHerb.
    Date published: 2018-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Astonishing... woke up with a sore throat and completely healthy by the end of the day after taking 3 doses of Cold Clear. This will be a new staple in my house (to replace vitamin C and zinc for colds). I have bought Chinese herbs directly from my acupuncturist and they cost 3x as much as these cheap pills online!
    Date published: 2016-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go-To Remedy I take this product at the very first sign a cold may be coming on. It works every time! I can't remember the last time I had a bad cold. I am around children every day, so I'm exposed to lots of germs. I used to get a few bad colds every year. Now Cold Sign-Off makes my life healthier.
    Date published: 2014-11-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important to have! I am glad I bought Cold Signoff! My husband got cold & he used it for 2 days. Cold Sidnoff helps! Cold was gone! Thank you,
    Date published: 2015-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Live Without It My chiropractor introduced this product to me as my immune system was always very sluggish and I would get a lot of cold in the winter. I Love This Product. If I feel a bit under the weather, I will take a 10 pill dose and within hours I feel better. I'll repeat this a couple of days and nothing developes. Otherwise, during the winter months, I will take 5 pills 3 times a day. I have also been giving them to my small grandchildren over the years and it ALWAYS keeps them healthy.
    Date published: 2017-09-16
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    Product Q&A

    Do these pills have a smooth bright yellow coating? I'm trying to find a cold remedy given to me by my acupuncturist, and she simply told me to look for the "yellow cold pill." They look like a yellow Advil tablet. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

    Asked by: solais3
    No you are looking for Gan Mao Ling. These pills or the inflamclear are better products. You can get these coated or uncoated. Both are very potent antiviral herbs. Inflamclear has the benefit of also the having anti-microbial properties.
    Answered by: Laura1600
    Date published: 2016-10-22

    You may be looking for Niu Huang Jie Du Pian.  These are yellow-coated tablets as you describe and are often prescribed by TCM doctors as cold/flu remedies.

    Asked by: tcm123
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