Bao He Wan
formula is Dong Xi-yuan’s Qing dynasty modification of Zhu Dan-xi’s Yuan dynasty
Bao He Wan (Protect Harmony Pills). This formula also incorporates the main
ingredients of Er Chen Tang (Two Aged [Ingredients] Decoction) from the Song
dynasty Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Tai Ping Imperial Grace Formulary). Our
version is a 7:1 extract in glycerine tincture form.
Fu Ling (Poria)
Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi)
Shen Qu (Massa Medica Fermentata)
Lai Fu Zi (Semen Raphani)
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei)
Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae)
heat and abducts food stagnation, harmonizes the stomach.
formula is indicated for either of two purposes. First, it is for the treatment
of any person of any age suffering from food stagnation complicated by stomach
heat. Secondly, it is especially indicated for infants suffering from colic due
to food stagnation complicated by heat.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FOOD STAGNATION INCLUDE:
slimy tongue fur
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH HEAT INCLUDE:
possibly rapid pulse
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COLIC DUE TO FOOD STAGNATION
COMPLICATED BY HEAT INCLUDE:
Infantile fussiness and/or crying beginning in the afternoon and continuing
into the night
Insomnia and restlessness
of the legs, possibly followed by flatulence with temporary cessation of
Vomiting of recently ingested, undigested, possibly curdled milk
face and reddish fingernails
hands and feet when crying
congested, purplish vein on the palmar surface at the junction of the index
finger’s first phalangeal and metacarpal bones
this formula, Shan Zha, Shen Qu, Lai Fu Zi, and Mai Ya disperse food and abduct
stagnation. Ban Xia and Chen Pi transform phlegm, downbear turbidity, and
harmonize the stomach. Fu Ling fortifies the spleen, transforms phlegm, and
eliminated dampness. Lian Qiao gently clears stomach heat without damaging an
already vacuous and weak spleen. In terms of pediatric colic, this is referred
to as pediatric night-crying in Chinese medicine and is essentially always due
to food stagnation in infants. Because this formula is prepared as a glycerine
tincture, it is easy to dose infants. However, it is also especially easy to
digest and assimilate for those with indigestion.
formula may be combined with any other formula where food stagnation is a
prominent complicating disease mechanism.
DOSING: 2 droppers full
MY PATIENT DOES HAVE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF:
stagnation. Q Yes Q No Stomach heat. Q Yes Q No Nightcrying complicated by heat.
Q Yes Q No