A Chinese traditional cough syrup, called Pei Pa Koa, is becoming even more popular among New Yorkersin this flu season.
According to an article published by the Wall StreetJournal, Alex Schweder, an architect suffering acough about ten days, felt better only in 15 minutesafter he drank a bottle of Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, whichwas recommended by his girlfriend who first learnedabout the herbal supplement 30 years ago whenshe was living in Hong Kong.
Schweider was shocked by the magical effects of the herbal supplement, and recommended itto many people, which, combined with other factors, afterward made the Chinese medicinepopular in New York City.
The remedy is sold as much as $70 online for a 300-milliliter bottle.
Herbal remedies with loquat have been produced in China for hundreds of years. The Nin JiomMedicine Manufactory began producing Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa in Hong Kong in 1946.
The company began marketing it to Chinese mainland, North America, and Europe in the 1980s.