The Prescription of 肥儿丸
The book Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang
- Chao Shen Qu (Stir-fried Massa Medicata Fermentata) 300g,
- Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) 300 g,
- Rou Dou Kou (Semen Myristicae coated with flour and roasted ) 150 g,
- Shi Jun Zi (Fructus Quisqualis with the peel removed) 110 g,
- Chao Mai Ya (stir-fried Fructus Hordei Germinatus) 50 g,
- Bing Lang (Semen Arecae) 120 g,
- Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae) 60 g.
Shi Jun Zi: One of the principal drugs, being sweet in taste and warm in nature, killing worms and eliminating stagnated food.
Bing Lang: The other principal drug, being pungent and bitter in taste and warm in nature, killing worms and eliminating stagnated food.
Huang Lian: Clearing away retained heat.
Rou Dou Kou: Reinforcing the stomach and arresting diarrhea.
Mu Xiang: Regulating the activity of the stomach-Qi to relieve abdominal pain.
Zhu Dan Zhi: Clearing away heat in the liver and stomach.
The Effect of 肥儿丸
Killing worms, eliminating stagnated food, strengthening the spleen and clearing away heat.
Abdominal pain due to enterositosis and indigestion, marked by sallow complexion, emaciation, anorexia, distention and fullness in the abdomen, intermittent pain around the navel, fever, foul odor in the mouth, and loose stools; including such diseases with the above symptoms as infantile ascariasis, infantile chronic indigestion and infantile malnutrition.
All the drugs are ground into fine powder. The powder is made with pig bile into pills, each as big as a millet. 3 g of the pills is for a child at the age of 3 each time, twice daily, more for the older and less for the younger.