Cough Relieve

Cough Relieve

  • Cough Relieve (Er Chen Tang)

    Herbal CreaturesCough Relieve is a high potency formula containing herbs traditionally used to treat respiratory and digestive disorders characterized by phlegm accumulation, nausea and/or vomiting.

    A blend of herbs used for:

    • Profuse white or clear sputum or phlegm production
    • Nausea, vomiting, coughing
    • Borborygmous, digestive upset
    • Lethargy, weak extremities, ataxia
    • How it works

      Cough Relieve is based on a Chinese herbal formula called Er Chen Tang, used to treat accumulation of thin fluids in the form of excessive sputum or phlegm, manifesting in the upper respiratory or gastrointestinal tracts. This formula is commonly applied as a base formula for many different diseases characterised by excessive sputum or phlegm, and can be modified in a variety of ways depending on the predominant signs and symptoms.

      Pharmacological effects demonstrated by this formula include antitussive, mucolytic, expectorant and antiasthmatic effects on the respiratory tract. In the stomach, this formula may act to inhibit gastric acid production, as well as having antiemetic properties.

      Human clinical studies and research support the use of this formula in cases of bronchitis or bronchiolitis, gastritis, seizures and thyroid goitre.

      Traditional understanding

      Er Chen Tang is a fundamental Chinese herbal formula for the treatment of damp and phlegm accumulation. Damp refers to thin pathological fluids, and phlegm to thicker, more advanced pathological fluids. In Chinese Medicine, this concept extends from thin sputum in the respiratory tract that are almost insignificant, all the way to large accumulations of phlegm that include lipomas, various nodules, tumours or growths that can become life-threatening. As mentioned above, this formula is rarely used alone, and commonly modified based on the degree of thin or thick fluid accumulation and the severity of the disease.


      For the treatment or prevention of gastric ulcers in dogs or horses, combine with Stress Relief 1.

    • Ingredients

      Pharmaceutical Name

      Pinyin Name

      Dosage (Gram)

      Rhizoma Pinelliae

      Ban Xia


      Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae

      Chen Pi


      Poria Cocus

      Fu Ling


      Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparatum

      Zhi Gan Cao


    • Directions for use

      • Take 3 spoons (9 grams) once daily in wet food.
        Acute symptoms: Take 3 spoons (9 grams), 3 times daily in wet food.
      • For all ages and weights, an extra dose may be taken to enhance results or as professionally advised.
      • Always consult with a qualified veterinary practitioner before taking herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.
      • Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your veterinary practitioner.


      Chen, John K et al (Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians), 2012; 982-986