What is Plum Flower – Gan Mao Ling?
Plum Flower – Gan Mao Ling is a Chinese Herbal Medicine formula recommended for those with body stress associated with the common cold and the flu. Take it as soon as you feel the first signs of a cold or flu coming on — a scratchy throat, feeling cold, sensitivity to wind, runny nose with clear phlegm, etc. Take it immediately and often and it can help to reduce the symptoms and shorten the length of your cold!
If symptoms include nasal and sinus congestion, the formula can be taken with Bi Yan Pian. If a sore throat occurs along with the cold, it can be taken with Chuan Xin Lian Antiphlogistic Pills. If there is accompanying nausea or diarrhea, Curing Pills or Lophanthus Antifebrile (Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan) can be added.
According to Jake Paul Fratkin’s claim in an Acupuncture Today article, Gan Mao Ling may be the number one best-seller patent medicine in China, based on its supposed effectiveness for treatment of the common cold.
Gan Mao Ling may be used for the following:
- Early stage of cold and flu
- Cold prevention
Take 3-6 pills, three times per day, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.