Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa
King-to Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (京都念慈菴川貝枇杷膏, Jīngdū niàn cí ānchuān bèi pípá gāo), commonly known as Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa or simply Pei Pa Koa, is a Traditional Chinese natural herbal remedy used for the relief of sore throat, coughs, hoarseness, and loss of voice. It is a throat demulcent and expectorant. Today, it is manufactured and sold by Nin Jiom Medicine Manufactory Limited, a Hong Kong corporation. It is available worldwide.
The formula for Pei Pa Koa was originally created by Doctor Ip Tin-See, a physician for the Qing Dynasty. Yang Jin, a county commander, asked Doctor Ip to treat his mother's persistent cough. They were so impressed that they created a factory to mass-produce it. Later, the Yang family sold the business to Tse Sui-Bong, a medicine practitioner. Nin Jiom Medicine Manufacturing was incorporated in 1962 to expand the business.
Today, Pei Pa Koa has annual sales of 45 million USD.
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A study at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine published in a 1994 article, "Pharmacological studies of nin jion pei pa koa", states that Nin Jiom Pei Pa Kao does many wonders to the body. It not only treats coughs and asthma with its soothing honey and minty flavor, but it also helps maintain good health to hard working people. People are constantly on the move and have a very tiring life, so their body can degrade, leading to sickness. However, Pei Pa Kao helps nourish the lungs, which is the most vital part of breathing well. Also, it balances the heat in your body by spreading it out, so that you don't overheat. According to Chinese culture, over heating can cause pimples, acne, and skin roughness. Pei Pa Kao helps keep your skin radiant especially when people work late at night and get fatigued due to getting a little amount of sleep. Nin Jiom Pei Pa Kao is a great thing to take, and even just a spoonful of this syrup once a day can keep you healthy and prevent getting sick. 
Pei Pa Koa is made up of a blend of herbal ingredients including the fritillary bulb (Fritillariae cirrhosae, Chinese: 川貝母), loquat leaf (Eriobotrya japonica, Chinese: 枇鈀葉), ladybell root (Adenophora stricta, Chinese: 南沙參), Indian bread (Wolfiporia extensa, Chinese: 茯苓), pomelo peel (Citrus maxima, Chinese: 化橘紅), chinese bellflower root (Platycodon grandiflorum, Chinese: 桔梗), pinellia rhizome (Pinellia ternata, Chinese: 半夏), Schisandra seed (Schisandra chinensis, Chinese: 五味子), Trichosanthes seed (Trichosanthes cucumerina, Chinese: 瓜蔞子), coltsfoot flower (Tussilago farfara, Chinese: 款冬花), thinleaf milkwort root (Polygala tenuifolia, Chinese: 遠志), bitter apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca, Chinese: 苦杏仁), fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale, Chinese: 生薑), licorice root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Chinese: 甘草), and menthol in a syrup and honey base; giving the cough syrup a favorable taste.
Taking a dose neat from the bottle is common. Alternating between sipping and inhaling, a watered down tablespoon in a hot mug and inhaling the hot vapours through the throat and nasal cavity is very effective.
Other Nin Jiom products
Besides the Pei Pa Koa products, Nin Jiom Medicine Manufactory (HK) Ltd have also allowed the Nin Jiom brand on other herbal products such as candies and granules.
- The Chamber Business Website - Member Profile
- [Pharmacological studies of nin jion pei pa koa] [Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1994] - PubMed Result
- http://www.ninjiom.com/hongkong/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=85&lang=en Nin Jiom
- http://alternativehealing.org/chinese_herbs_dictionary.htm Chinese Herb Dictionary
- http://ninjiom.com/hongkong/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=37&lang=en (the label on the back of the "herbal candy" pack says it is manufactured by Cocoaland Industry Sdn Bhd of Malaysia under the authority of Nin Jiom)