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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 highly regarded Chinese herbal formula invented in 1798. Thanks to its effectiveness and safety, it is a household Chinese medicine for cold in China, and is gaining popularity in America.
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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 and the body reacts with symptoms like fever, cough, and headache. If not halted they further invade the interior of the body and cause severe illness. Pathogenic influences are defined in modern medical terms as bacteria and viruses.

    Cold Signoff™ works to halt the invasion of pathogenic influences and relieves the associated symptoms. It is mainly used for the common cold. Cold Signoff™ is most effective when taken at the first signs of cold such as sore throat, runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, and headache.

    Modern studies suggested a pharmacological action of Cold Signoff™ that is consistent with its use for cold relief1. For example, it inhibits the growth of many strains of bacteria and viruses; it reduces fever in animal models; it inhibits inflammation.

    Cold Signoff™ is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia2 for relieving the exterior symptoms and clearing away toxins. The symptoms may include wind-heat type common cold, fever with headache, cough with dry mouth and sore throat.

    Cold Signoff™ is also used to support the body's natural defense. In a clinical study involving 1480 people, only 2.6% of people who took Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan for 6 weeks developed flu whereas 17.55% people in the control group developed flu 1. We recommend to use Cold Signoff™ when an outbreak occurs in the workplace or loved ones.

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    You may have heard of or used Airborne®, a popular cold supplement in the US. You may be surprised to learn Airborne® is based on Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian and contains the same key ingredients as Cold Signoff™.

    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.

    Differentiation in Usage
    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, Ge Gen Tang Pian is more appropriate.

    Yu Ping Feng Pian is used for immunity enhancement in the long term.

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


    Allergy Info
    Cold Signoff™ is gluten free

    In the Media

    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 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
    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 As usual the potency is excellent! I bought this for my kids to use during the cold and flu season and it works. I wanted something all natural and quick because we are a working household that cannot afford sick days. I'm very happy that I bought this product and so are my kids, they don't like being sick either.
    Date published: 2014-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cold med I always keep it at home and at work. Anytime I'm around people that are sick. I just take the pills and I don't get sick. Or at the first sign of any cold symptom, I take it as my first line of defense against a cold. Love it.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cold prevention pills ever Would recommend this to anyone catching a cold. Have this in your medicine cabinet and you will cut the frequency of your colds or flu. Take at first signs or if around sickies and you won't get sick.
    Date published: 2014-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was referred to Cold Signoff by friends. It is working very well. I was referred to Cold Signoff by friends. It is working very well.
    Date published: 2010-06-14
    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 5 out of 5 by from Stops a cold in its tracks! A friend recommended this. She said to take it when you feel a cold coming on. It zapped my symptoms in half and let me go about my business.
    Date published: 2014-03-16
    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

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