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Herbal ENT

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Herbal ENT is designed to treat wind, heat, and toxin invasion to the head region, leading to symptoms such as severe sore throat, redness and swelling of the face and head, difficulties opening the eyes, swollen glands, ear infection, and thirst. It contains herbs with actions to clear heat and eliminate toxins.

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

Infection and inflammation in ears, nose, and throat (ENT)

  • Ear infection: suppurative otitis media
  • Nose infection: sinus infection, sinusitis, and rhinitis
  • Throat infection: infectious parotitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, strep throat, severe sore throat, bad breath, and mouth ulcers

* Other infections: infectious mononucleosis, erysipelas, and sores and ulcerations in the oral cavity

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

* Antiviral properties to treat viral infections

* Antibacterial properties to treat bacterial infections

* Antipyretic effect to reduce fever

* Anti-inflammatory effect to reduce swelling, relieve inflammation and alleviate pain

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

* Clears heat in the head and the upper jiao

* Eliminates toxins 

DOSAGE

Take 3 to 4 capsules three times daily on an empty stomach, with warm water. Dosage may be increased to 6 to 8 capsules three times daily, if necessary. The herbs should be taken with meals for those with a sensitive stomach.

INGREDIENTS

Ban Lan Gen (Radix Isatidis)

Bo He (Herba Menthae)

Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)

Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)

Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae)

Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)

Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)

Jie Geng (Radix Platycodonis)

Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae)

Ma Bo (Lasiosphaera seu Calvatia)

Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii)

Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae)

Zhe Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii)

BACKGROUND

A healthy person has numerous defense mechanisms that protects against invasion of micro-organisms. These host defense mechanisms include natural barriers (i.e., skin), non-specific immunity (i.e., phagocytic cells) and specific immunity (i.e., antibodies). However, if the host defenses are defective or becomes disrupted, the micro-organisms may enter and affect various parts of the body. While infection may occur at any parts of the body, infection of the head is relatively common as the openings in the head (i.e., ear, nose and throat) directly connect the body to the outside world, and therefore, are often the first places affected by micro-organisms. Thus, optimal treatment of infective disorders affecting the ear, nose and throat requires use of treatment agents to kill the micro-organisms and preventative agents that block the spread of the infection.

FORMULA EXPLANATION

          Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) and Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis), the chief herbs of this formula, are used to clear heat in the head and eliminate toxins. Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii), Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae), and Bo He (Herba Menthae) disperse the accumulation of the wind-heat factor in the head. They are all crucial herbs in the treatment of sore throat. Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae), Ma Bo (Lasiosphaera seu Calvatia) and Ban Lan Gen (Radix Isatidis) clear heat and eliminate toxins. Ma Bo (Lasiosphaera seu Calvatia) is especially effective for severe sore throat with difficulty to swallow. Jie Geng (Radix Platycodonis), Zhe Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii) and Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae) have a synergistic effect to soothe sore throat, thus helping the heat-clearing herbs. Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae), besides benefiting the throat, also prevents the heat-clearing and dampness-drying herbs from injuring the yin. Jie Geng (Radix Platycodonis) also has an expectorant effect to bring out the sputum and prevent the spread of the infection deeper into the body. Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) descends Lung qi, relieves cough and eliminates phlegm. Finally, besides dispersing the wind-heat factor, Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri), acts as a guiding herb to bring the other herbs upward to the head region, where the condition is most critical.