It won’t be long now.
Temperatures are dropping, and you’re starting to hear that unmistakable sound of autumn.
No, not the crinkle of fallen leaves.
COUGH, COUGH, COUGH, COUGH!!!!
Yes, friend, cough season is here – and odds are, at some point this fall or winter, you’ll be hacking away yourself.
The feds have recently said that none of the cough remedies out there should be given to kids.
Let’s face it… they shouldn’t be given to ADULTS, either!
But that doesn’t mean that you have to put up with all of that hacking. There IS an answer… and even the mainstream is grudgingly being forced to accept it.
Try to say this one, and it might sound like you’ve developed a cough already.
It’s called “Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa” or just “pei pa koa.”
But you don’t have to be able to SAY it to SWEAR by it!
And that’s what’s happening right now — not in China, where 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 that 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 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 that 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.