Traditionally used for treat various allergic diseases (such as allergic cough / allergic asthma, urticaria, hay fever / allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, allergic purpura, and so forth), therefore, it is worth-mention here for reference.
Yin Chai Hu has sweet taste and cool property, clears heat and cools the blood
Fang Feng has pungent and sweet taste and warm property, expels wind and eliminates dampness
Wu Mei has sour taste and neutral property, astringent and generates body fluids
Wu Wei Zi has sour taste and warm property, astringes the lung and generates body fluids, and nourishes kidney essence
Gan Cao has sweet taste and neutral property, clears heat and toxicity, and harmonizes other herbs.
As a result of the five herbs working together, the formula reaches concord of of heat and cold as well as astringent and disperse, with the astringent caring the root while dispersing the pathogen, therefore, it has a good effect for allergic diseases. The five herbs in the formula combines the astringent and disperse, tonics and purgatives, ascending and descending, and harmonizes yin and yang.
Modern pharmacological studies have shown that Gan Cao (licorice) has adrenal cortical hormone-like effect, and has effect of lowering serum total IgE; Wu Wei Zi (schisandra) can inhibit mast cell degranulation, and antagonistic effects of inflammatory mediators
Fang Feng (radix saposhnikovia) enhances the immunity function, polysaccharides in radix saposhnikovia (sposknikovan) can enhance macrophage phagocytosis, and can improve NK cell’s killing activity; and Wu Mei (fructus mume) also enhances immunity, and has anti-allergic effects.
Ingredients : Parsnip, Silver Bupleurum, Black Plum, Schisandra, Licorice
How to cook :Rinse well, add 1L of water to boil, boil on low heat for 30-45minutes. Can be reboiled for 1 times.One pack per day, make decoction of two cups, take one cup each time, twice a day at breakfast and dinner.
Storage : Keep it in a cool place. For longer storage, seal it and stored under 0-8°C.
Not Recommended Pregnant women drink it.