Yin Qiao San comes from <Wen Bing Tiao Bian> (Treatise on differentiation and treatment of seasonal warm diseases), which is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine prescription with a history of more than 200 years.
In 1798, Wu Xun wrote <Wen Bing Tiao Bian>. At that time Yin Qiao San was a commonly used medicine for treating wind-heat and seasonal febrile disease.
In the early days, Yin Qiao San was a decoction. Pharmacists ground its ingredients into a powder and then boiled their powder.
With the development of pharmaceutical technology, Yin Qiao San has been changed into a pill or tablet. The Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan/Pian seen on the market are all developed from Yin Qiao San. There is almost no difference in their efficacy.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Yin Qiao San is often used to prevent and treat the early stages of acute febrile diseases, such as wind-heat, influenza, acute tonsillitis, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, and measles.
Main beneficial ingredients of Yin Qiao San
- Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae)
- Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower)
- Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi)
- Bo He (Mentha)
- Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum)
- Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
- Jing Jie (Schizonepeta tenuifolia)
- Dan Dou Chi (Fermented Soybeans)
- Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii)
- Lu Gen (Rhizoma Phragmitis)
Lian Qiao and Jin Yin Hua play a major role in this recipe. They can all dispel wind and heat, clear heat and detoxify. When they are added together, the effects are superimposed.
Jie Geng can improve lung qi, relieve cough and throat ulcers. Dan Zhu Ye can clear away heat and eliminate dysphoria and has a diuretic effect.
The medicinal properties of Bo He and Niu Bang Zi are relatively cold. They can also dispel wind and heat and relieve throat ulcers.
Gan Cao can clear heat and detoxify, eliminate phlegm, relieve cough and pain, and reconcile other herbs in this recipe.
The medicinal property of Jing Jie is relatively warm. It can promote blood circulation, sweat glands secretion, and eruptions.
The medicinal property of Dan Dou Chi is slightly cold. It is often used to relieve fever, headaches, and stuffy nose caused by colds.
The medicinal property of Lu Gen is relatively cold. It can clear away heat and reduce fire, promote fluid production to quench thirst. Also, it has the effects of eliminating dysphoria, vomiting, and diuresis.
Benefits of Yin Qiao San
- Anti-inflammatory, anti-pathogen, anti-allergic, and antibacterial effects.
- Dispelling wind and heat, clearing heat and detoxifying, clearing lung-heat to resolve phlegm.
- Relieving early symptoms of wind-heat, such as fever, headache, stuffy nose, runny nose, sore throat.
- Relieving fever, muscle aches, headaches, dry cough, vomiting, and diarrhea caused by influenza.
- Relieving throat ulcers, treating acute tonsillitis, upper respiratory infections, and pneumonia.
- Promoting blood circulation, sweat gland secretion, and eruptions, treating eczema, rubella, and urticaria.
- Treating oliguria, yellow urine, and dysuria.
- Treating epidemic meningitis, Japanese encephalitis, and mumps.
How to use Yin Qiao San
When using Yin Qiao San, follow the instructions for the medicine. It has 3 forms, namely powder, tablet, and pills.
When you take the powder, 1 sachet each time, 3 times daily. When you take the tablets, 3-5 tablets each time, 2-3 times daily. When you take the big pill, 1 pill each time, 2-3 times daily. The above medication is recommended to be taken with warm water.
The dosage of children should be reduced according to their weight. When used to prevent colds or flu, the dosage should be halved.
Side effects of Yin Qiao San
Yin Qiao San has been used clinically for many years with almost no side effects. Long-term overdose of it may cause abnormal liver and kidney function.
A small number of people taking it may cause fever, cough aggravation, chest tightness, palpitation, dyspnea, rash, and other allergic reactions.
Precaution of Yin Qiao San
- It is not recommended to drink alcohol, smoke, or eat spicy or greasy foods while taking this medicine.
- It is not recommended to take nourishing Chinese medicine while taking this medicine.
- It should not be used to treat wind-cold.
- If symptoms are not relieved after taking the medicine for 3 days, you should go to the hospital for treatment.
- People with deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach or diarrhea should not take it.
- People with liver and kidney dysfunction should not take it.
- Children, pregnant women, and lactating women should take it under the guidance of a physician.
- People with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, and other chronic diseases should take it under the guidance of a physician.
- If you are using other medicines, you need to ask your doctor.