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 . 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 .
Pei Pa Koa is made up of a blend of herbal ingredients including the fritillary bulb , loquat leaf , ladybell root , poria cocos , pomelo peel ,chinese bellflower root , pinellia rhizome , schisandra chinensis seed , seed , coltsfoot flower , thinleaf root , bitter apricot kernel , fresh ginger , licorice root in a syrup and honey base.