Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa – Cough Syrups

There are over 10,000 natural substances, which are referred to as herbs, listed in Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia. These herbs cover thousands of plant species from all over the world as well as mineral and animal materials. The vast majority of herbal treatments use formulas containing more than one herb. Only a few herbs are used by themselves alone. Herbs have been used by Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2000 years to treat just about any symptom. However, certain herbal products and supplements, even they are natural, may not be suitable to your body, particularly if you have certain health problems. Always consult your physician before using these products.

 Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (Herbal Honey Loquat) Sore Throat Cough Syrup

Based on the prescription by a famous Chinese physician Ip Tin See in the Ching Dynasty, Nin Jiom Herbal Cough Syrup, Pei Pa Koa, is a blend of 15 herbal ingredients. Without any artificial additives and alcoholic substances, it has no side effects, and will not cause drowsiness, making it a perfect choice for those who care about natural healthy life.

It helps to relieve cough and sore throat associated with common cold, influenza or similar ailments. It is also a throat demulcent and expectorant for a wide variety of cough conditions and relief of irritated throat due to excess smoking and drinking.

In dry and cold weather, Nin Jiom Herbal Cough Syrup can help to prevent dryness of the skin and restore its natural softness and good complexion.

The study, “Pharmacological studies of nin jion pei pa koa”, published in 1994 by Chinese researchers at China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine reveals that Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa had significant cough relieving and sputum removing effects. It also had an evident effect on relieving asthma in vivo and in vitro. In four acute or sub-acute inflammatory models, the anti-inflammatory effect was marked.

Active Ingredients and their functions

 Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae    A herbal medicine helping to moisten the lung, resolve phlegm and relieve cough. It is useful in cases of dryness in the throat with coughing, or coughing with bloody phlegm.

Foloum Eriobotryae    A traditional herbal medicine useful in eliminating “heat” in the lung and the stomach. It is often used as treatment of cough, dyspnea, thirst and fever. It also helps to relieve vomit condition.

Radix Platycodonis  A medicine especially beneficial to the lung, it relieves cough with phlegm, soothes sore throat, and heals purulent lung.

Semen Armeniacae Amarum Removing cough, asthma and constipation, it is useful in relieving stuffiness in the chest and expectoration due to deficiency of blood and fluid.

Radix Glycyrrhizae    Reinforcing the function of the spleen and stomach, the medicine can dispel cough with much phlegm and relieve shortness of breath. When processed with honey, it can also help to restore the normal cardiac rhythm. It is often used to reduce the toxic or drastic action of other durgs.

Mel    A natural substance replenishing the spleen and stomach. It nourishes the body, thus removing cough due to dryness in the throat and alleviating pain in the body. It counteracts toxicity and is also useful in dealing with constipation.

 Recipes with Pei Pa Koa

 (1) Nin Jiom Chocolate Chiffon Cake

To enjoy the sweet combination of chiffon cake and Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, mix 80g flour, ¼ tsp baking powder and 10g cacao powder and sieve. Beat 3 egg yolks with 20g sugar until creamy, then add 110ml water, 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp Pei Pa Koa. Blend it with the powder mixture and stir gently. Beat 5 egg whites till small bubbles appear, then pour in 50g sugar and continue the beating until stiff. Add it into the batter. Bake at 180C for 35-40 minutes. After the baking, place the cake upside-down. Take out after cooling.

(2) Nin Jiom Jelly Candy

Having a big bowl of Nin Jiom Jelly Candy in the hot summer will make you feel cool! Just dissolve 8 tbsp sugar and 1 ½ tsp gelatine in 1 1/1 cups hot water. Then add 4 tbsp Pei Pa Koa into the solution and stir well. Chill it until solidifies into jelly. Afterwards cut the jelly into small cubes. Sprinkle coconut and served with favorite fruits.

(3) Iced Nin Jiom Drink

Cut a little orange peel into small pieces. Add 1 tbsp Pei Pa Koa, 2 tbsp honey and 1 cup cold water, and put into a mixer. Add ice to give a better flavor.

(4) Herbal jelly with Nin Jiom Topping

Nourishing Pei Pa Koa, tasty fresh fruits and cool herbal jelly are perfect match for each other. To enjoy a dessert combing the three, cut 1 can herbal jelly (no sugar added) into cubes. Then cut 3 strawberries into halves and have 1 kiwi fruit peeled and sliced. Mix 1 tbsp Pei Pa Koa with the herbal jelly and add 1 cup skim milk and the fruits. Stir well, and enjoy.

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* The information presented here is for your information only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professionals. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.

* Product related information and recipes were obtained from manufacture.

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