I L E X . 1 5

General Activities
clear heat and toxin, dispel wind

Sample Indications for Use
influenza, common cold, skin eruptions, sore throat

To Personalise, Add
Forsythia 18 for skin eruptions
Angelica 14 or Chrysanthemum 9 for headaches associated with sinus congestion
Isatis 6 for severe throat inflammation
Belamcanda for bronchitis with high fever
Lapis 16 for cold with copious sputum or sinus drainage
Pueraria 10 for influenza accompanied by aching muscles

This formula is intended for short-term use with high dosage (5-6 tablets each time) at the onset of acute infection to help stop its development. Persons easily prone to infection can take a lower dosage regularly during cold season.

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

Explanatory Notes
Ilex 15 is an antitoxin wind dispelling formula based on three popular patent remedies for treating acute ailments, such as common cold and influenza: Yin Qiao Jiedu Pian (Lonicera & Forsythia Formula; Pine Mountain), Ganmao Ling, and Zhong Gan Ling (Effective Remedy for Common Cold). Ilex 15 has been used as a substitute for the Chinese patents for more than a decade, with excellent reports. Some individuals have utilised Ilex 15, at moderate dosage (about 6-9 tablets per day) during the winter season when colds and flu are most common, for the purpose of preventing illness. This application, using a detoxification approach, differs from use of another formula, Jade Screen Tablets, which emphasises tonification of qi to protect against illness. For treating an infection, the most effective use of Ilex 15 is at the first symptoms, such as scratchy throat or sniffles, in which case it may interrupt the development of the disease, with symptoms alleviated within a day or so. Once the disease has fully developed symptoms, this formula may be used to alleviate symptoms (but cannot halt the disease at that point) or it may be better to use another formula, such as Blue Earth Dragon, Platycodon 14, or Angelica 14 for specific symptoms of nasal congestion, headache, or sore throat. In addition to cold and flu, Ilex 15 can be utilised for early stage of skin eruptions, eye or ear infections, inflammation from injuries, and for wind-heat type headaches. In these applications, it is similar to Forsythia 18, which has 7 ingredients in common with Ilex15.


Ingredients
English
Ilex, Lonicera, Forsythia, Isatis root, Mentha, Chrysanthemum, Ardisia root, Platycodon, Phragmites, Schizonepeta, Siler, Chiang huo, Ginger, Evodia, Licorice
Pin Yin
maodongqing, jinyinhua, lianqiao, banlangen, bohe, juhua, zhushagen, jiegeng, lugen, jingjie, fangfeng, qianghuo, ganjiang, wuzhuyu, gancao