What kind of medicine is Lianhua Qingwen?
Jun 20,2023 | YILING
Lianhua Qingwen is an innovative patent Chinese medicine. It was developed by Yiling Pharmaceutical Co., Lted under the guidance of the collateral disease theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) during the outbreak of SARS in 2003. In 2011, Lianhua Qingwen won the National Science and Technology Award for its remarkable effects on preventing and treating cold and influenza. In April 2020, Lianhua Qingwen was added new indication of ‘mild and moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)’by the National Medical Products Administration of China.
Since entering the market, Lianhua Qingwen has been listed in the diagnosis and treatment plans or guidelines for more than 20 times. These plans or guidelines were issued by National Health Commission and National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Lianhua Qingwen is a typical Traditional Chinese Medicine to prevent and treat respiratory viral infectious diseases such as cold, influenza and COVID-19.
What are the characteristics of the Lianhua Qingwen Formula?
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been accumulated more than 2,000 years of valuable experience in fighting disease. Lianhua Qingwen Formula is derived from Maxing Shigan Decoction in the Han Dynasty (1800 years ago), Yinqiao Powder in the Qing Dynasty (200 years ago) and Rhei Radix Et Rhizoma, a common ingredient for treating epidemic diseases mentioned in Wenyi Lun, a medical classic of the Ming Dynasty (400 years ago). It embodies the essence of three dynasties in treating exogenous warm diseases and epidemic syndromes.
"Maxing Shigan Decoction", created by the medical sage Zhang Zhongjing, is a famous prescription for treating respiratory infectious diseases. Nearly 2000 years of clinical experience witnesses its effectiveness and science. "Yinqiao Powder" was created by Wu Jutong, a famous Chinese medicine doctor of warm disease. It is a representative prescription for clearing away exogenous pathogens. And it can effectively relieve symptoms such as fever, headache, cough, dry and sore throat. Rhei Radix Et Rhizoma is the most commonly used medicine for treating plague by the famous doctor Wu Youke, which can discharge heat, remove toxin and elimination of toxic poison pathogens, also block the further development of the disease. Based on these traditional prescriptions, Lianhua Qingwen innovatively added Pogostemonis Herba which can resolve dampness with aromatics, protects the spleen, stomach and promote digestion.Rhodiloae Crenulatae Radix Et Rhizoma can enhance immunity and strengthen vital qi. Pogostemonis Herba can "tonify defensive qi, benefit stomach qi and promote digestion". Rhodiloae Crenulatae Radix Et Rhizoma, also known as "the plateau Ginseng Radix Et Rhizoma" which can improve immunity, hypoxia tolerance and strengthen vital qi. The prescription thus takes full advantage of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s ideology of“prevention by treatment and treatment in prevention” in preventing and treating epidemic diseases.