I love Nim Jiom Pei Pa Koa!

Last week, my kid and I were coughing, coughing and coughing and gagging on a lot of phlegm that I swear it felt almost as bad as the croup he got last year.

Due to my pregnancy, I can’t take ANY cough medicine now, so I resorted to the good old Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa – Sore Throat Syrup, which a trusted pediatrician from Beijing had recommended to me when I had a nasty cough.

nim-jiom-pei-pa-koaFruits, flowers, leaves & roots

Pei Pa Koa is made up of a blend of herbal ingredients including the fritillary bulb (chuan bei mu), loquat leaf (pi pa ye), ladybell root (nan sha shen), poria cocos (fu ling), pomelo peel (mao ju hong),chinese bellflower root (jie geng), pinellia rhizome (ban xia), schisandra chinensis seed (wu wei zi), trichosanthes seed (gua lou zi), coltsfoot flower (guan dong hua), thinleaf milkwort root (yuan zhi), bitter apricot kernel (ku xing ren), fresh ginger (shen jiang), licorice root (gan cao) in a syrup and honey base; giving the cough syrup a favourable taste.

Guess what happened? I got better faster on just Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa compared to my boy who was taking Rhinathiol (Promethazine)!

Relieves cough & soothes sore throat

Because he was running a fever a few days, he had to take paracetamol (which he HATES) that he found Rhinathiol more pleasant.

However, after a few days of Rhinathiol, he started to reject the “sweet orange medicine”.

When he saw me taking the Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, he asked for the “black medicine”. True enough, his phlegm subsided and soon, he was coughing less and less!

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa – Sore Throat Syrup

Now that more and more people are infected by flu or cough, I’ve been recommending this sweet and pleasant-tasting loquat syrup that claims to:

“Eliminate phlegm, relieve coughs and soothe sore throats.”

Try it if you like – just make sure you get your bottle from an established Chinese medicine hall. Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa – Sore Throat Syrup – 100% Natural (Honey Loquat Flavored) is made in Hong Kong.

Even my Mum was impressed that she’s taking it and asked my sister to buy it for her husband and kids who are also coughing now.

We find that it’s more effective mixing it in warm water (1 tsp for me, 1/3 tsp for him) three times a day.

Notes from Wikipedia:
1. A study at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine published in a 1994 article, “Pharmacological studies of nin jion pei pa koa”, indicated that Pei Pa Koa had significant effect on relieving coughs, removing sputum, relieving asthma in vivo (on living subjects) and in vitro (in a lab).

2. At one point in 2006, Pei Pa Koa was recalled in the Philippines as the Bureau of Food and Drugs found Formalin (a chemical used for preserving cadavers) in all Pei Pa Koa products in the market. However, a few months after the recall, Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa was released back into the market as Formalin traces were no longer found in the new Pei Pa Koa product line.

10 comments… add one
  • BoeyJoey Link

    Yup, I find this Nim Jiom Pei Pa Koa more effective compared to western meds sometimes… fed my kids this too; they love it!

  • syn Link

    thanks for the tips – i got it at home but never used it and also never thot of using it on rye li. will do it when she gets a cough.

  • Kit Link

    BoeyJoey – You too, eh? 🙂

    Syn – It’s particularly soothing for sore throats…

  • NomadicMom Link

    I just bought one BIG bottle this morning!
    I liked it when it is refrigerated. Tastes quite nice.

  • Kit Link

    Yeah, I like the cool feeling too but have to abstain from that now that I’m preggy. Hope you get well soon!

  • Jay Link

    $5 a bottle at the supermarket. I love living in HK and I love Pei Pa Koa 🙂

  • I can finish up one full bottle a day..haha
    A great fan of Nim Jiom!

  • Kit Link

    Jay – That’s really cheap! It retailed for RMB20 a few years ago and is now selling for RMB33.

    Kapitan Ho – Really? You’d drink it for fun?

  • Gab Link

    My friend has a concert in a week, she’s filipina and will be in WCOPA, and I’ll be her guest at this concert. This is also great for singers, coz it keeps the throat from drying thus adding vocal stamina. This is great, really. I love the taste and it’s herbal!! I do burp a little everytime i drink a spoonful. Haha.

  • Kit Link

    Gab – Hi! I didn’t know Nim Jiom Pei Pa Koa is that good. All the best with your friend’s performance! Been ages since I’ve attended any concerts…

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