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Cold & Flu Releaser

Take at first signs of a cold or flu. -Know your personal symptoms, scratchy throat, tenderness & swelling in glands below ears. 

*Our favorite cold & flu preventer is Cold & Flu KILLER. Releaser can be used with Killer as an extra boost.

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🌿 Prevents Colds & Flu

🌿 Releases Pathogens From The Body

🌿 Clears Toxins

🌿 Speeds Recovery


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Bo He, Chai Hu, CHuang Xiong, Du Huo, Fang Fang, Fu Ling, Gan Cao, Jie Geng, Jing Jie, Qian Hu, Qiang Huo, Sheng Jiang, Zhi Qiao

Our ingredients are the highest quality non-GMO natural ingredients sourced from around the world. Our supplements are manufactured in the USA in cGMP facilities registered with the FDA. Many supplement companies add toxic ingredients; we formulate ours with powerful herbs used for centuries and backed by scientific research.


Robert Youngs Acupuncture's Herbal Formulas:

  • Potent herbal supplements
  • Modern updates of Classic Chinese Herbal Formulas
  • Scientific research and clinical experience
  • Effective, gentle, natural

What It Is:
Pathogens like bacteria and viruses enter the body through the skin & mucous membranes. Before a pathogen fully penetrates the protective qi screen of the body it can be resisted in two ways.  

The “Cold & Flu Releaser” uses natural Traditional Chinese herbs to induce a slight sweat and release the pathogen from the body surfaces while also removing damp and phlegm from the interior. 

The second way to resist a cold or flu is through the antiviral/antibacterial herbs in the formula The “Cold & Flu Killer”. This formula contains antiviral and antibacterial herbs including Chuan Xin Lian Andrographis, which has been shown in double blind studies in China to prevent the onset of colds in healthy people. 

Taken together, The “Cold & Flu Killer”. and the “Cold & Flu Releaser”  are very effective at preventing the development of a cold or flu but if you have to choose one, start with Cold & Flu Killer.

When To Use:

  • Take at first signs of a cold or flu. -Know your personal symptoms, scratchy throat, tenderness & swelling in glands below ears.
  • If you feel any of these or your signs, start taking these two formulas Immediately!

Continue to take for another 24 hours AFTER you feel better!
**Stop taking any building or tonifying herbs while fighting a cold or flu.**


Dosage based on body weight. Take at first sign of cold or flu.

100-130 lbs     6 Caps 3-4x day
130-150 lbs      7 Caps 3-4x day
150-170 lbs      8 Caps 3-4x day
170-200 lbs     9 Caps 3-4x day
200-230 lbs    10 Caps 3-4x day
Over 230 lbs   11 Caps 3-4x day

Most effective when used with weekly Acupuncture.



Bo He (Herba Menthae):
Cool, acrid and aromatic, Bo He is commonly used to regulate Qi flowing and to treat sore throats, headaches, colds and chest discomforts. Bo He is also used to treat wind-heat syndrome, characterized by symptoms such as fever, dry mouth, absence of perspiration and rapid pulse. Due to its cold nature and acrid taste, this herb balances the Qi, helping the body to overcome these symptoms.

Research: In one report, 73 patients suffering from high fever were effectively treated with Bo He formula, 13 of them showing 92.76% signs of recovery within 24 hours of treatment. [1]
Channels: Lung, Liver
Temperature: Cool
Taste: Acrid
[1] Zho11g Yi Za Zhi (Journal of Chinese Medicine), 1991; 32(3):52

Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri):
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) acts primarily on the Liver and Gallbladder channels, relieving Liver-Qi stagnation and clearing Shao Yang disorders. Due to its ascending and dispersing functions, Chai Hu is used to harmonize the Exterior and the Interior of the body and is a key formula in treating the shaoyang syndrome. It balances the hormones and eliminates symptoms of dry throat, irritability, nausea and alternate spells of chills and fever. This acrid herb is also used to unblock Liver-Qi stagnation and to treat symptoms like irregular menstruations, amenorrhea or menstrual cramps.

Research: According to one study, 666 patients with common colds were treated with good results with an herb formula containing Chai Hu. [1]
Channels: Liver, Gallbladder
Temperature: Cool
Taste: Bitter, acrid
[1] Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Journal of Chinese Medicine), 1985; 12:13

Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong):
A popular herb in traditional Chinese medicine, Chaun Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong) has been used since ancient times to activate the Qi and nourish the blood. Due to its excellent ascending, descending and dispersing functions, Chuan Xiong can reach every part of the body, being a valuable component in many herbal formulas. Warm and acrid, Chuan Xiong is an essential plant in the cold and flu releaser formula, relieving headaches caused by wind-cold. It can also be used to treat musculoskeletal and joint pain caused by the accumulation of wind, cold and dampness.

Research: In one report, 50 patients with headaches were treated with Chuan Xiong with great results. [1]
Channels: Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid
[1] Shan Xi Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Shanxi journal Chinese Medicine), 1985; 10:44 7

Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis):
Acrid, bitter and warm, Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis) enters the peripheral channels, such as the Kidney, Liver and Urinary Bladder, and dispels wind, cold and dampness. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat the symptoms of wind-cold, like fever headache, sensation of heaviness, pain and muscle aches. Wind, cold and dampness block the channels and can lead to Qi stagnation and bi zheng (painful obstruction systrome). Due to its medicinal properties, Du Huo can relieve various acute and chronic aches of the muscles and joints.

Research: In one study, 450 patients with chronic trachealis were treated with 73.7% rate of effectiveness with Du Huo. [1]
Channels: Liver, Kidney, Urinary Bladder
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid, bitter
[1] WuHan Xin Zlwng Yi (Wuhan New Chinese Medicine), 1971; 3:24

Fang Feng (Radix Saposhnikoviae):
Sweet, acrid and slightly warm, going to four channels, Fang Feng’s main functions are dispelling wind, cold and dampness and relieving body aches and muscle pain. Because Fang Feng’s dispelling properties are stronger than other herbs, it can be used for both wind-cold and wind-heat disorders. Fang Feng can fight muscle spasms and cramps by dispelling wind from the Liver channel. It is commonly used to treat conditions such tetanus, trismus, glottal spasms and trembling of the hands and feet.

Research: In lab studies, Fang Feng has been shown to have a mild antipyretic effect on subjects with fever. [1]
Channels: Urinary, Bladder, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Acrid, sweet
[1] Zhong Yi Yao Xin Xi (Information on Chinese Medicine and Herbology), 1990; (4):39

Fu Ling (Poria):
Used since ancient times, Fu Ling (Poria) is commonly used to move stagnant fluids and nourish the Spleen and Kidney. According to traditional Chinese medicine, this sweet and tasteless herb covers the channels of heart, lungs, spleen and kidneys. It is primarily used to treat urinary difficulties, dampness, diarrhea, edema, headache or dizziness. Fu Ling can also strengthen the Qi, calm the mind and soothe the nerves. Due to its nourishing properties Fu Ling can be included in an herb formula that helps release cold and flu. Entering the Spleen channel and invigorating the Qi, this sweet and tasteless herb can also treat edema, loose stools, fatigue, poor appetite and lack of energy.

Research: According to one study, thirty patients with edema were successfully treated with herb formula including Fu Ling. The formula showed effective results in 23 out of 30 cases. [1]
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet, bland
[1] Sha11g Hai Zhong Yi Yao Za Zhi (Shanghai Journal of Chinese Medicine and Herbology), 1986; 8:25

Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae):
Gan Cao (radix Glycyrrhizae), also known as Licorice root, is used especially as a harmonizer for other herbs. Although it can be used to treat all 12 channels, its main meridians are the Spleen, Stomach, Lung and Heart. Versatile and packed with health benefits, this sweet plant is indispensable to many herbal formulas. Balancing the Yin elements of the body, it can invigorate the Spleen and the Stomach, improving the transformation and transportation functions of these channels. Gan Cao also moistens the Lung, nourishing the Qi, dispelling phlegm and stopping cough.

Research: According to one report, 34 out of 38 patients with tonsillitis recovered completely after being treated with a Gan Cao herbal solution. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Lung and Heart
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet
[1] Yun Nan Zhong Yi Xue Yuan Xue Bno (Journal of Yunnan University School of Medicine), 1983; 1:20

Jie Geng (Radix Platycodonis):
Acrid, bitter and dispersing in nature, Jie Geng ventilates the Lung and relieves phlegm caused by wind-heat or wind-cold invasions. Jie Gen can treat numerous conditions, including cough, fever, thirst, stuffy nose, headaches or febrile disorder. Considered one of the strongest herbs to dispel phlegm and pus, Jie Gen can also be used to treat lung abscesses manifested through cough with blood and pus and thick, yellow sputum.

Research: In one study, 10 patients with pulmonary abscesses were treated with good results with an herbal decoction containing Jie Geng. [1]
Channels: Lung
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Bitter, acrid
[1] Jiang Su Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Jiangsu journal of Chinese Medicine), 1981; 3:35

Jing Jie (Herba Schizonepetae):
Jing Jie (Herba Schizonepetae), also known as Japanese catnip, is a medicinal herb primarily used to treat the common cold. Combined with other herbs, Jing Jie can effectively treat symptoms such as chill, fever, stuffy nose, headache, body ache, runny nose, coughing and phlegm.

Research: Essential oil of Jing Jie has been shown to have good results on various respiratory disorders and to relieve bronchospasm. [1]
Channels: Lung, Liver
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Acrid
[1] Zhong Yao Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 73:75

Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani):
Excessive accumulation of phlegm in the Lung is one of the main causes of cough and dyspnea. According to Chinese medicine, Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani) can disperse and redirect Lung Qi in order to dispel phlegm and pus. Cool in properties, with a bitter and acrid taste, Qian Hu is clinically used to treat difficult-to-expectorate sputum, cough, wheezing and chest oppression.

Research: According to some studies, Qian Hu has been shown to have an inhibitory effect against some influenza viruses. [1]
Channels: Lung
Temperature: Cool
Taste: Bitter, acrid
[1] Zhong Yao Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 617:618

Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens):
Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens), also known as fresh ginger root, has been used in Asian cooking recipes since ancient times. Valued for its health properties, Sheng Jiang is also used in Chinese medicine to treat and prevent colds, enteritis and stomach problems. Slightly warm, Sheng Jiang can induce perspiration and is commonly used to treat the early stages of wind-cold syndrome. This acrid herb can warm the Lung, dispelling cold and stopping coughing. Warm in nature, Sheng Jiang can also stimulate the gastrointestinal mucosa, relieving nausea and vomiting. It is often used to enhance digestion and to treat numerous stomach related problems, such as bloating, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea.

Research: Administration of Shen Jiang has been shown to effectively reduce the severity of nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy. [1]
Channels: Lung, Spleen, Stomach
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Acrid
[1] Dissertation Abstr llllerant, 1987,8:3297

Zhi Qiao (Fructus Aurantii):
Zhi Qiao’s (Fructus Aurantii) main function is breaking up the stagnant Qi and dispersing accumulation. Activating Qi circulation, this slightly cold and pungent herb can relieve abdominal pain and chest congestion.

Research: Studies have shown that Zhi Qiao can have a mild effect on relaxing and dilating the airways. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine
Temperature: Slightly cold
Taste: Bitter, acrid
[1] Zhi Wu Yao You Xiao Cheng Fen Shou Ce (Manual of Plant Medicinals and Their Active Constituents), 1986; 725


Robert Youngs Herbal Forumulas

  • Potent herbal supplements
  • Modern updates of Classic Chinese Herbal Formulas
  • Scientific research and clinical experience
  • Effective, gentle, natural