The Prescription of Baohe Wan
The book Dan Xi Xin Fa
- Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi) 180 g,
- Shen Qu (Massa Medicata Fermentata) 60 g,
- Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 90 g,
- Fu Ling (Poria) 90 g,
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 30 g,
- Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae) 30 g,
- Lai Fu Zi (Semen Raphani) 30 g.
Shan Zha: The principal drug, promoting digestion to remove food stagnancy especially the stagnancy of greasy meat food.
Shen Qu: Promoting digestion, strengthening the spleen, playing an active part in dispelling retained spoiled food with liquor.
Lai Fu Zi: Promoting digestion, descending Qi flowing adversely, being good at removing stagnated grain food.
Ban Xia and Chen Pi: Promoting the circulation of Qi to remove stagnated food, regulating the function of the stomach to arrest nausea.
Fu Ling: Strengthening the spleen and inducing diuesis, regulating the stomach and relieving diarrhea.
Lian Qiao: Clearing away heat possibly produced by stagnated food and removing food stagnancy.
The Effect of Baohe Wan
Promoting digestion, regulating the function of the stomach.
Syndrome due to retention of various kinds of food, marked by fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, distending pain, foul belching, regurgitation of sour fluid, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, or loose stools, thick greasy tongue coating, and slippery pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as indigestion, acute or chronic gastroenteritis, chronic gastritis and chronic pancreatitis.
All the drugs are ground into fine powder. The powder is made with water into pills. 6-9 g of the pills is taken with warm boiled water each time, twice daily. With their amounts reduced according to their original proportions, the drugs may be also decocted in water for oral use.