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Herbal Formulas | Jade Screen -Yu Ping Feng San 玉屏风散- for Allergies & Cold Prevention

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

The formula is named Jade Screen after the function of protecting the body from incoming pathogens much like a 'screen door' made of Jade. It is a popular herbal medicine taken for allergies and cold prevention.

It has properties such as:

- boosting the immune system

- anti-viral & anti-biotic effects

-preventing colds and flus

-alleviating allergies (especially during the Spring)

Modern Research: decrease inflammation, improve tissue healing.

This formula was shown to have a significant decrease in inflammatory response and an increase in macrophage activity when conducting research on COPD.

Main Herbs in Yu Ping Feng San :

-Saposhnikovia Root: releases the effects of wind locked in tissues

-Astragalus Root: Supports Protective Qi(Wei Qi), Lungs, Spleen & Stomach

-White Atractylodes Rhizome: Supports Stomach and Qi, stabilizes the body from the external environment

*the photo above is a modified version of Jade Wind Screen- Yu Ping Feng San with additional herbs


🌬️ 🌸Spring brings wind 🌸

Our bodies and the external environment interact with each other on a continuous basis. In Chinese medicine, the external environment, known as the '6 Evils' can lead to the development of diseases when the body is too weak or unable to adapt to those environmental changes. The 6 Evils consist of: wind, cold, dampness, dryness, heat, and summer heat (we’ll get into this more in another post!)

Wind is the number 1 way that pathogens enter the body because of how invasive it is, just think about how easily wind goes through clothing and small cracks. Wind can then carry in the other harmful factors like cold, heat, dryness, and dampness! The body’s immune system is designed to quickly react to these external pathogens to keep us healthy. In Chinese Medicine, there are various types of Qi (energy) in the body, one of which being the Wei Qi= The Protective Qi. The Wei Qi is a component of the immune system, the first line of defense against pathogens that try to enter the body. This formula has additional functions of supporting the immune system!

The Jade Screen Formula has been used in Chinese medicine for over 800 years to help eliminate wind and some of the symptoms associated with it such as:

  • colds

  • runny nose

  • itchy eyes

  • allergies

  • sore throat

  • sneezing

  • aversion to wind or cold

  • fatigue & soreness

  • respiratory infection

  • hay fever

  • herpes zoster

  • rashes

*Disclaimer: This blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is NOT intended as medical advice. If you or any other person have a medical concern, please seek guidance from a medical professional.


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