Herbal Formulas for Respiratory Disorders

When used correctly, Chinese herbs can be effective in relieving symptoms of the common cold, allergies, and acute and chronic respiratory conditions. At the Lani’aina Wellness Center, high-quality extracts, available in powder and capsules, are combined into well-balanced formulas, tailored to fit the needs of each patient.


Some popular formulas, the conditions for which they are used and Western pharmaceutics for which they may be alternatives are as follows:








Herbal ABX

Herbal antibiotic formula for bacterial and viral infections


E-mycin, Keflex, Ketex, PenVK, Cipro, Ceftin, Bactrim, Biaxin

Herbal ENT

Herbal antibiotic formula for ear, nose, throat and lung infections and inflammations

Floxin, Duricef, E-Mycin, Lortab, Cefzil, Cipro, Lorabid, PenVK, Ketek, Ceftin, Ceclor, Principen, Augmentin, Amoxil, Biaxin, Bactrim


Lonicera Complex

Initial stage of bacterial or viral infection with fever and sore throat

Floxin, Duricef, E-Mycin, Lorabid, Ketex, Levaquin, Ceftin, Cefzil, Symimetrel, Ampxil, Abreva, Bactrim, Biaxin, Famvir


Magnolia Clear Sinus

Allergic sinusitis or rhinitis with nasal congestion and clear nasal discharge

Dimetapp, Predisone, Clarinex, Claritin, Benadryl, Bromfed, Sudafed, Zyrtec


Notoginseng 9

Bleeding disorders, including internal and external bleeding


Nourish (Fluids)

Chronic consumptive disorders characterized by dryness, such as thirst, dry mouth, post-infective cough, and non-productive cough


Poria XPT

Lung infection with yellow phlegm, post-nasal drip, chest fullness and breathing difficulties

Zephrex, Poy-shistine, Penergan, Lrabid, Ketek, Levaquin, Keflex, Floxin, Duricef, E-Mycin, Duratuss, Cefzil, Entex, Cipro, Ceftin, Amoxil, Bactrim, Bromed


Pueraria Clear Sinus

Sinus infection with yellow, purulent nasal discharge and nasal congestion

Predisone, Dimetapp, Ckarubexm Claritin, Allegra, Benadryl, Bromfed, Zyrtec


Respitrol (CF)

Cough from various causes (infection, drugs, smoking and others) with various complications (sputum, chest congestion, wheezing and dyspnea)

Phenergram, Lorabid, Duricef, E-Mycin, Floxin, E,tex. Cipro, Ketek, Duratuss, Ceptin, Cefzil, Ceclor, Biaxin, Bromefed, Amoxil, Bactrim, Robitussin


Respitrol (Cold)

Acute respiratory conditions with dyspnea, chills, nasal congestion and clear nasal discharge

Lorabid, Ketek, Levauin, Keflex, Floxin, E-Mycin, PenVK, Cipro, Cefzil, Zithromax, Ceftin, Ventolin, TehoDUR, Amoxil, Bactrim, Brethine, Biaxin, Ceclor, Alupent


Respitrol (Deficient)

Chronic respiratory conditions with dyspnea, wheezing, shallow inhalation and general weakness

Prednisone, Singulaire, TheoDUR, Ventolin, Accolate, Brethine

Respitrol (Heat)

Acute respiratory conditions with dyspnea, wheezing, fever, dry mouth, and thirst

E-Mycin, Floxin, Duricef, Keflex, Lorabid, Ketek, levaquin, Cefzil, Cipro, Pen VK, Predisone, Ceftin, Ventolin, Theo-DUR, Zithromax, Principen, Proventil, Suprax, Amoxil, Bactrim, Brethine, Biaxin, Ceclor