Names Of Bao He Wan


Bao He Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Preserve Harmony Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Bao He Wan
  • Chinese Character: 保和丸
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How Is Bao He Wan Categorized?

Bao He Wan Functional Groupings

There Are 2 Formulas In Our Reduce Food Stagnation Category

How Is Bao He Wan Used Clinically?

Bao He Wan Usages and Indications

  • Epigastric and or abdominal fullness or painful distention after meals.
  • Acid reflux, belching, vomiting with possible aversion to food due to food stagnation.
  • This formula can also be used for acute food poisoning.

Cautions and Contraindications

    Use with caution with weak or qi deficient patients.

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Staff Clinical Notes

For food stagnation/indigestion and overeating. In this context overeating does not necessarily mean eating large meals or overindulgence rather it refers to eating in excess of what your spleen and stomach systems are able to process.  Poor eating habits such as large fluctuations in meal size, inconsistent eating schedule, eating very poor quality foods, and eating too many types of foods at once can all lead to food stagnation.  Additionally food stagnation may result from a deficiency of the spleen and stomach systems due to their inability to break down and convert food.  This formula can be used both for chronic food stagnation due to deficiency and for acute stagnation due to overindulgence.

Bao He Wan Has 7Ingredients

Ban Xia

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Pinellia Rhizome

Appears in the Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold category


  • Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious qi - cough with copious sputum especially due to dampness of spleen.
  • Harmonizes stomach, stops vomiting due to lingering phlegm-dampness in the stomach.
  • Dissipates nodules, reduces distension - phlegm in chest or neck or anywhere in the body, focal distention in the chest.

This formula has cautions, see details

Chen Pi

Tangerine Peel

Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category


  • Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; specifically directing it downward - good for different types of nausea/vomiting).
  • Important herb for drying dampness and the transformation of phlegm - coughs with stifling sensation in the chest/diaphragm, and copious viscous sputum (qi-level herb).
  • Prevents stagnation - prevents cloying of tonifying herbs.
  • Ju Hong is the red part of the tangerine peel - it is more drying and aromatic.

Fu Ling

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Poria, China Root

Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category


  • Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
  • Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
  • Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.

This formula has cautions, see details

Lai Fu Zi

Radish/Turnip Seeds

Appears in the Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation category


  • Reduces food stagnation, transforms accumulations - distention, belching with a rotten smell, acid regurgitation.
  • Descends lung qi, reduces phlegm - chronic cough or wheezing due to excess syndromes.

This formula has cautions, see details

Lian Qiao

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Forsythia Fruit

Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity category


  • Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and hot sores, neck lumps.
  • Expel wind-heat - fever, slight chills, sore throat, headache.

Shan Zha

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Hawthorn Fruit

Appears in the Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation category


  • Reduces and moves food stagnation outward - accumulation of meat and/or greasy foods with distention, pain, diarrhea.
  • Transforms blood stasis, dissipates clumps - post-partum abdominal pain, hernial disorder.
  • Stops diarrhea (when partially charred).
  • Hypertension.

Shen Qu

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Medicated Leaven

Appears in the Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation category


  • Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach - stomach cold with food stagnation or accumulation, with epigastric and abdominal fullness or distention, lack of appetite, borborygmus, and diarrhea.
  • Aids in mineral digestion and absorption.

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