Ah, there it is… that unmistakable sound of the season.
No, not jingle bells…
But COUGHING all the way!
Yes, friend, cough season is here.
Odds are… at some point this winter… you’ll be hacking away.
Even the feds say to stop trying cough medicine.
It just WON’T do the trick.
But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with all that hacking.
The evidence backing up an ancient Chinese secret is so good… it’s FORCING the mainstream to grudgingly accept it.
Give your cough the one-two punch
It’s called “Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa” or just “pei pa koa.”
Try to say that, and it might sound like you’ve developed a cough already!
In China, it’s been used in some form or another for centuries…
But right here in the United States, it’s gotten so popular with American consumers… that the mainstream just issued a startling confession.
A recent report in Medscape finds it contains two key ingredients that have been backed by solid science:
#1 Honey: It’s so good in a piping hot mug of herbal tea when you’re sick because it’s a potent cough suppressant. In one study, honey beat the drug dextromethorphan, often found in cough formulas.
#2 Chinese licorice: In one study, it helped cut the cough in patients with a sore throat after surgery. It’s also been shown to knock back the inflammation in one of your prime cough zones -- the laryngeal mucosa, a.k.a. the lining of your larynx.
Medscape claims that the proof behind the REST of the ingredients is “speculative at best”…
But that’s an insult to a medical tradition that’s older than our entire nation.
In reality, it’s backed by the best science of all: the real-world test.
It would be one thing if it FLUNKED clinical trials… but in most cases, the studies haven’t been done.
Why? Because no one will pay for them.
After all, at $7 a bottle, no one’s gonna get rich off this funny little cough medicine with the funnier name.
Just about the only real criticism Medscape was able come up with is that it can contain apricot seed. This ingredient has amygdalin, which can be turned into cyanide.
NO ONE has come down with cyanide poisoning from this stuff.
If it HAD ever happened -- even once -- you can bet the FDA would’ve brought the axe down in a heartbeat and it would’ve hit the national news.
If you want to try it – for yourself or a little one – you can find versions with zero apricot seeds at your local health-food store, a Chinese pharmacy, an Asian supermarket, or online.
Just write it down… so you don’t have to cough up a pronunciation.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen