The recent H1N1 (swine) influenza pandemic highlighted the urgent need of having effective anti‐viral strategies. In addition to neuraminidase inhibitors, there is another class of anti-viral drug known as M2 inhibitors that were, in the past, effective in treating seasonal influenza. However, due to the emergence of M2 inhibitor‐resistant influenza viruses, this class of drugs was not recommended for clinical usage in the latest influenza pandemic. In order to identify novel M2 inhibitors, we have performed molecular docking using a traditional Chinese medicine database (http://tcm.cmu.edu.tw/index.php). Docking and subsequent de novo designs gave 10 derivatives that have much better docking results than the control. Of these 10 derivatives, the top three, methyl isoferulate_1, genipin_1 and genipin_2, were selected for molecular dynamics simulation. During the simulation run, the top three derivatives all had stable interactions with M2 residues, Ser31 and Ala30. Methyl isoferulate_1 also has stable interaction to His37. Therefore, we recommend these three derivatives for further biomolecular experiments and clinical studies.