When Cass had a bad bout of productive cough recently, it never crossed my mind to feed her with King To Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa – the most trusted brand of cough syrup used by many for decades. King To Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa is so popular that it is even listed in Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.
It was when Cass kept producing a very ‘phlegmy’ sound when she coughed that my mil and hubs urged me to bring her to the paed’s clinice to get some cough syrup. But I was determined not to feed her with cough mixture after reading about deaths in toddlers resulting from cough mixture consumption in the newspapers recently. When I opened the kitchen cabinet to get my vitamins, I saw the bottle of Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa seated on the shelf. I took it out, read the instructions and then gave Cass 1/3 teaspoon. Thank God Cass tolerated the taste and texture of the Pei Pa Koa and did not throw up like Alycia and Sherilyn used to. After 3 days on Pei Pa Koa (2-3x a day), the ‘phlegmy’ sound was totally gone. Cass was healed from her cough and phlegm. Since Alycia and Sherilyn also got the cough bugs from mil and Cass, I fed them with Pei Pa Koa too. They too stopped coughing after a few doses.
While Pei Pa Koa was effective in treating my girls from cough and phlegm, it may not work on your child. Every child is different. If you are doubtful of feeding your child with Pei Pa Koa, it is best to bring him/her to the doctor.
Extracted from Wikipedia :
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. In the name of the company, “King-to” means “capital”, referring to Peking, and “Nin Jiom” means “in memory of my mother”. “Pei Pa Koa” means “Loquat syrup
Pei Pa Koa is made up of a blend of herbal ingredients including the fritillary bulb (Fritillariae cirrhosae, Chinese: ???), loquat leaf (Eriobotrya japonica, Chinese: ???), ladybell root (Adenophora stricta, Chinese: ???), Indian bread (Wolfiporia extensa, Chinese: ??), pomelo peel (Citrus maxima, Chinese: ???), chinese bellflower root (Platycodon grandiflorum, Chinese: ??), pinellia rhizome (Pinellia ternata, Chinese: ??), Schisandra seed (Schisandra chinensis, Chinese: ???), Trichosanthes seed (Trichosanthes cucumerina, Chinese: ???), coltsfoot flower (Tussilago farfara, Chinese: ???), thinleaf milkwort root (Polygala tenuifolia, Chinese: ??), bitter apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca, Chinese: ???), fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale, Chinese: ??), licorice root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Chinese: ??), and menthol in a syrup and honey base; giving the cough syrup a favorable taste.
The above is NOT a medical advice. It is only based on my own experience and observation on my own children.