Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa

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Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa

King-to Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (京都枇杷) or more commonly, 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 Beijing, and "Nin Jiom" means "in memory of my mother". "Pei Pa Koa" means "Loquat syrup".


The formula for Pei Pa Koa was originally created by Doctor Ip Tin-See, a physician for the Qing Dynasty [1]. Yang Xiao-Lian, a provincial 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 [1].


A study at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine published in a 1994 article, "Pharmacological studies of nin jion pei pa koa", indicated that Pei Pa Koa had significant effect on relieving coughs, removing sputum, relieving asthma in vivo and in vitro[2].


Pei Pa Koa is made up of a blend of herbal ingredients including the fritillary bulb(chuan bei mu), loquat leaf(pi pa ye), ladybell root(nan sha shen), poria cocos(fu ling), pomelo peel(mao ju hong),chinese bellflower root(jie geng), pinellia rhizome(ban xia), schisandra chinensis seed(wu wei zi), trichosanthes seed(gua lou zi), coltsfoot flower (guan dong hua), thinleaf milkwort root(yuan zhi), bitter apricot kernel(ku xing ren), fresh ginger (shen jiang), licorice root(gan cao) in a syrup and honey base.

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