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General Activities
clean toxin, resolve phlegm, relieve cough

Sample Indications for Use
bronchitis, cough due to lung cancer, sore throat

To Personalise, Add
Isatis or Stemona Tablets for pneumonia and lung abscess
Astragalus 16 for chronic lung infection
Chih Ko and Curcuma for lung tumour
Tremella 14 or Lily 14 for lung infection or sore throat with thirst and dry cough
Pinellia 16 for bronchitis with excessive sputum
Laminaria 4 for respiratory disease with tenacious sputum
Jade Screen Tablets for bronchitis secondary to influenza or common cold.

This formula is intended for short-term use, a few days at a time, to resolve infection and phlegm accumulation.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets

Explanatory Notes
Belamcanda 15 was designed for use in treating acute respiratory infections in cases where modern antibiotic therapy is being avoided or has proven unsuccessful. Belamcanda 15 is modelled after several traditional formulas, including Platycodon & Fritillaria Combination (Qingfei Tang) and Morus & Chrysanthemum Combination (Sang Ju Yin), which have been used in China for acute onset of symptoms (eg cough, fever, sore throat); the disease manifestation indicated most often corresponds to infections (mainly bacterial, but sometimes viral). Several of these herbs may also be helpful to the patient with lung cancer, which usually causes a troubling cough. The key ingredients for alleviating infection are belamcanda, houttuynia, selaginella, and stemona; the remaining herbs are intended to help clear up phlegm accumulation and alleviate coughing (eg bamboo sap, fritillaria, apricot seed, cynanchum). for severe or persistent infections, it may be necessary to add additional antitoxin herbs, such as those found in Isatis 6, Paris 7, Patrinia 7, or Stemona Tablets; for prolonged production of coloured phlegm, add Trichosanthes Fruit Tablets. For chronic lung disorders, Belamcanda 15 may be used as part of the initial therapy along with Rhodiola 8 or Tremella 14 which might be continued for a longer period. Generally, Belamcanda 15 is given at a fairly high dosage of herbs, with frequent application (3-4 times per day) for only a few days (until the disorder is resolved; if improvement is not noted in a few days, one should consider using modern drug therapies or switching to another herbal therapy).

Belamcanda, Houttuynia, Selaginella, Phragmites, Apricot Seed, Morus leaf, Bamboo sap, Platycodon, Stemona, Ophiopogon, Fritillaria, Arctium, Tussilago, Ginger, Licorice
Pin Yin
shegan, yuxingcao, shishangbo, lugen, xingren, sangye, zhuli, jiegeng, baibu, maimendong, zhe beimu, niubangzi, kuandonghua, ganjiang, gancao