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Cough Arrest - Dr. Daves Herbal Medicine - Chinese Herbal Remedy
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Cough Arrest


Relief for dry cough commonly associated with dry climates and forced-air heat or air conditioning:

  • specifically formulated for dry coughs with little expectorate
  • moistens lungs while gently transforming phlegm
  • all natural, safe and effective ingredients


Cough Arrest is formulated for a dry cough or a cough with thick mucous which is difficult to expectorate. Living or working in a dry, arid environment, most coughs tend to be dry in nature with little or no phlegm. Rather than dry phlegm like most remedies, Cough Arrest moistens the lungs, increases circulation in the chest and gently transforms phlegm. The result is an herbal remedy which restores balance within the lungs and resolves the cough.


  • Stemona (Bai Bu)

    Stemona is a type of perennial climbing plant native to continental Asia and Australia. The roots are harvested, washed clean, scalded in boiling water, dried in the sun, and cut into thick slices for use. It moistens the lungs, stop coughs and expels parasites.

  • Aster Root (Zi Wan)

    Aster is an average-sized perennial plant native to east Asia that is usually harvested in the spring with the root used for medicinal purposes. Its strongest functions are to relieve cough and expel phlegm, although it is also used to moisten the lungs and redirect qi.

  • Cynanchum (Bai Qian)

    Also known as the swallow-wort, cynanchum is a cylindrical, branched plant native to China. The roots and rhizomes are used in herbal remedies. The primary function of cynanchum rhizome is to eliminate phlegm and relieve cough. In addition to treating coughs, cynanchum is sometimes used to treat internal fevers and bronchitis.

  • Tangerine Peel (Ju Hong)

    Bitter tangerine peel is the dried outer peel of the highly acidic Seville orange, which is grown and cultivated in Spain, Italy and parts of the U.S. The peel has been found to exhibit choleretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties and regulates Qi.

  • Platycodon (Jie Geng)

    Platycodon is a perennial plant that grows to a height of about three feet. The plant is characterized by its flower buds which, when unopened, resemble small, inflated balloons. The main and secondary roots are used medicinally. It opens lungs and expels phlegm.

  • Adenophora (Nan Sha Shen)

    Native to east Asia, adenophora grows throughout the mountains and lowlands of China, Japan and Korea, usually reaching a height of about three feet. The medicinal part of the plant is the root. The roots are harvested in spring and autumn, stripped of any loose fibrous material, then dried in the sun for use.Its main functions are to treat coughs caused by yin deficiency, along with bronchitis, pulmonary infections, and dry throat.

  • Ophiopogon (Mai Men Dong)

    Ophiopogon is a small herb grown in small parts of China. The plant has long, thin green leaves and tuberous whitish roots, which are used in a variety of herbal remedies. It is typically harvested in the summer and allowed to dry out before use. It clears heat and moistens the body.

  • Trichosanthes seed (Gua Lou Ren)

    Trichosanthes seed comes from the trichosanthes, a gourd-like fruit found in China. All parts of the trichosanthes (fruit, roots, and seeds) are used in herbal preparations. It can also be used internally or externally to help facilitate wound healing, and to help dispel parasites. It clears heat, cools, moistens the lungs, and expands the chest.

  • Tussilago Flower (kuan Dong Hua)

    The tussilago is a low-lying, perennial herb that derives its name from the Latin "tussis," meaning "cough. Tussilago flower contains flavonoids, mucilage, tannins, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, vitamin C, and zinc that has anti-inflammatory and immunostimulant properties.The most common use for tussilago is as a cough remedy, including coughs associated with colds and flu. It also helps to break up phlegm and congestion.

  • Lycium Bark (Di Gu Pi)

    Also known as the Chinese wolfberry, lycium comes from a medium-sized bush that is native to east Asia. To harvest lycium bark, the roots are first dug up in the spring or autumn. The bark is peeled off the roots, dried in the sun, then cut into pieces. Its functions are to remove heat from the blood and clear away heat in the lungs. It is used to treat conditions such as fever, night sweats, coughs and asthma.

  • Polygonatum (Yu Zhu)

    Also known as Solomon's seal, polygonatum is a perennial herb that belongs to the lily family. It is native to east Asia. The part of the plant used in herbal preparations is the rhizome, which is harvested in the spring and autumn, then dried and sliced. Its main use is to moisten the lungs (by reducing coughs and expelling phlegm) and soften and moisten sinuses.

  • Loquat Leaf (Pi Pa Ye)

    Loquat is a type of fruit tree that grows in the tropics and subtropics. Similar to an evergreen tree in appearance, the loquat produces round fruits that resemble pears. Its functions are to transform phlegm, clear lung heat, descend lung Qi and harmonize the stomach.

  • Fritillaria (Chuan Bei Mu)

    Fritillaria is a perennial, flowering plant that is part of the lily family. It grows in the meadows and mountain slopes of Nepal and China. The plant's bulb is used in herbal formulas. Fritillaria is particularly useful for all types of coughs. Fritillaria moistens dry mucous membranes, resolves phlegm and controls coughing.

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