Bao He Wan


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Pin Ying Name: Bao He Wan
English Name: Citrus & Crataegus Decoction
Chinese Name: 保和丸

Herbs & Actions

Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin

Fr. Crataegi
Shan Zha

Reduces all types of Food Stagnation especially meat and fatty foods.
With Shen Qu, for general indigestion and Food Stagnation. With Lai Fu Zi and Shen Qu, reduces stagnation and accumulation caused by overindulgence in food and drink of all types. With Mai Ya and Shen Qu, for abdominal distention, belching, diarrhea and anorexia due to Food Stagnation and childhood nutritional impairment due to improper breast feeding.

Massa Medicata Fermentata
Shen Qu

Reduces Food Stagnation, promotes digestion, reduces stagnant alcohol, moves Qi and harmonizes the Stomach .

Sm. Raphani
Lai Fu Zi

Descends Qi and reduces accumulation of Phlegm from stagnant grains.
With Shan Zha, Shen Qu and Chen Pi, for abdominal distention, borborygmus, belching and acid regurgitation due to stagnation in ST or Intestines. With Zhi Ban Xia, for distention and vomiting due to Food Stagnation.

Per. Citri Reticulatae
Chen Pi

Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm and descends Qi.
With Zhi Ban Xia, moves Qi and transforms stagnation to harmonize the Stomach and stop nausea and vomiting.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia

Descends Qi, transforms Phlegm, harmonizes the Stomach and reduces distention.
With Chen Pi, for Stomach Qi Disharmony with epigastric and abdominal distention or pain. With Fu Ling, expels Phlegm and stops nausea and vomiting, hiccups, coughs with clear, profuse Phlegm and loose and watery stools, treats Phlegm, Thin Mucus and turbid Dampness and prevents turbid Phlegm and Dampness from disturbing the Heart with dizziness, palpitations and insomnia.

Fu Ling

Strengthens the Spleen, drains Dampness, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.
With Zhi Ban Xia, expels Phlegm and stops nausea and vomiting. With Zhi Ban Xia and Chen Pi, for nausea, vomiting, chest fullness and distention, and anorexia due to congested fluids.

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Clears Heat due to Stagnation

Fr. Hordei Germinatus
Mai Ya

May be added to reduce stagnation from grains.

Formula Actions

Disperses Food
Harmonizes the Stomach


Food Stagnation in the Stomach

Clinical Manifestations

Distention and fullness in the chest and epigastrium
Abdominal distention with occasional pain
Rotten smelling belching
Acid regurgitation
Nausea and vomiting
Aversion to food
Maybe diarrhea
Maybe constipation
Bad breath
Intermittent fever
T: Pink
C: Yellow and greasy
P: Slippery


Acute gastroenteritis
Acute exacerbations of chronic gastroenteritis
Chronic hepatitis
Acute hepatitis
Acute pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis
Atrophic gastritis
Abdominal pain
Gastric hyperacidity
Peptic ulcer
Acute or chronic cholecystitis
Gastrointestinal influenza
Acid regurgitation
Stomach cancer
Abdominal fullness and distention
Bad breath


Contraindicated for those with Spleen Deficiency.
Use with caution during pregnancy.

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