Names Of Gan Mao Ling

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Gan Mao Ling TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Miraculous Cold Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Gan Mao Ling
  • Alternate Names: Gan Mao Ling Wan, Gan Mao Dan, Common Cold Formula
  • Chinese Character: 感冒丹
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How Is Gan Mao Ling Categorized?

There Are 20 Formulas In Our Clear Heat Category

How Is Gan Mao Ling Used Clinically?

Gan Mao Ling Usages and Indications

  • Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early stages.
  • Can be used in lieu of actual bacterial or viral infection as long as flu or cold like symptoms are manifest.

Conditions and Patterns Potentially Related With Gan Mao Ling

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What Are Some Common Combinations For Gan Mao Ling?

Clinical Formula Combinations and Modifications

  • May be combined with yin qiao or in some cases yin qiao is a better fit than gan mao ling.

Gan Mao Ling Has 9Ingredients

Ge Gen


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Kudzu Root, Pueraria


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcutaneous region and muscles (governed by spleen and stomach) - fever, headache, stiffness in the back and the neck.
  • Nourishes fluids, alleviates thirst - stomach heat, externally-contracted heat.
  • Vents measles - accelerates rash at early stages.
  • Alleviates diarrhea - diarrhea or dysenterial disorders due to heat; may be used for spleen deficiency diarrhea if combined with other herbs.
  • Alleviates symptoms of hypertension - headaches, dizziness, tinnitus.

Da Qing Ye


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Woad Leaf, Indigo


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity category

Usages

  • Clears heat, relieves toxicity - for any contagious febrile disease outbreak; also for fire toxin anywhere, but especially in the throat and lungs.
  • Cools the blood, reduces blotches - skin eruptions due to heat in the blood, intense fever, irritability.

Bo He

Field Mint, Mentha


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat.
  • Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.
  • Resolves LV Qi Stagnation - emotional issues, PMS, menstrual issues, pressure in chest or sides of body.

This formula has cautions, see details

Ju Hua

Chrysanthemum Flower


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Disperses wind, clears heat (bitter, cold) - headache, fever.
  • Clears liver and the eyes (sweet, cold) - wind-heat in the liver channel manifesting with red, painful, dry eyes or excessive tearing, or yin deficiency of the kidneys and liver with floaters, blurry vision, or dizziness.

This formula has cautions, see details

Lian Qiao


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Forsythia Fruit


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity category

Usages

  • Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and hot sores, neck lumps.
  • Expel wind-heat - fever, slight chills, sore throat, headache.

Xing Ren

Apricot Seed


Appears in the Herbs That Relieve Coughing and Wheezing category

Usages

  • Stops cough and calms wheezing due to hot or cold patterns - especially for dry cough.
  • Moistens the intestines, unblocks the bowels.

Jie Geng


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Balloon Flower Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold category

Usages

  • Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice).
  • Promotes discharge of pus.
  • Guides other herbs to the upper body.

Qian Hu


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Hogfennel Root


Appears in the Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat category

Usages

  • Re-directs rebellious lung qi downward, expels phlegm - coughing, wheezing with thick sputum due to heat in the lungs.
  • Releases wind-heat from the exterior w/cough and copious phlegm.

Gan Cao


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Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong).
  • Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang).
  • Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
  • Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
  • Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
  • Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
  • Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).

This formula has cautions, see details

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