Bao He Wan (Preserve Harmony Pill)
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Bao He Wan (Preserve Harmony Pill)

Formula 5 of 5 in Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern:

  • Acute and mild food stagnation

Actions:

  • Promotes digestion and reduces food stagnation
  • Dries damp and clears heat.

Indications:

  • Epigastric and abdominal distention (bloating) and fullness with intermittent pain
  • Acid regurgitation, belching, nausea and vomiting, and loss of appetite.
  • Constipation or Diarrhea.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Greasy yellow or sticky yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery pulse

Western Uses:

  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Gastritis
  • Hepatitis
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Acute or Chronic Cholecystitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use for similar symptoms caused by Spleen Qi deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Spleen, Liver, Lungs, Heart, Gall Bladder

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Shan Zha (Qty: 9-15 grams)

Slightly Warm Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi)
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Sour, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Fructus Crataegi
Chinese:
山楂
Tone Marks:
shān zhā

Shen Qu (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Warm Shen Qu (Massa Medica Fermentata)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Massa Medica Fermentata
Chinese:
神曲
Tone Marks:
shén qŭ
Translation:
Divine Fermented Mass

Lai Fu Zi (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Neutral Lai Fu Zi (Semen Raphani Sativi)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Raphani Sativi
Chinese:
莱菔子
Tone Marks:
lái fú zĭ

Chen Pi (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Warm Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Chinese:
陈皮
Tone Marks:
chén pí
Alt Names:
Ju Pi, Guang Chen Pi, Xin Hui Pi
Translation:
Aged Peel

Ban Xia (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer

Fu Ling (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai

Lian Qiao (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Cool Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Channels:
HT, LIV, GB
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Chinese:
连翘
Tone Marks:
lián qiáo

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