Bao Ji Wan Po Chai Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name:  Po Chai Pills
  • Pinyin Name:  Bao Ji Wan
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Empirical formula for food poisioning.  Also useful for overeating, excessive drinking - over indulgence in general.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching, reflux, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, possibly diarrhea.

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Bao Ji Wan Ingredients

Below you will find the (16) Chinese Medicinal Herbs that are commonly used to create Bao Ji Wan (in alphabetical order). You may click on the name of the herb for more details.

TCM HerbEnglish NameClinical FunctionsFunctional Group
Bai Ji LiCaltrop Fruit, Puncture Vine Fruit
  • Calms the liver, anchors the yang - headache, vertigo due to liver yang rising.
  • Expels wind-heat, brightens the eyes - red, painful, swelling of the eye.
  • Promotes the smooth flow of qi - chest/flank pain and distention, insufficient lactation.
  • Expels wind - stops itching.
Herbs That Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Bai ZhiAngelica Root
  • Expels wind-cold, dampness
  • Opens nasal passages, sinus congestion (particularly with green discharge), alleviates pain (especially in the head region)
  • Resolve wind-cold symptoms especially with headaches (yangming - ST), supraorbital pain, congestion
  • Useful for swollen gums and toothache
Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Avoid in Yin/Blood deficiency
  • Avoid in Heat in the Blood
Bo HeField Mint, Mentha
  • Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat.
  • Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.
  • Resolves LV Qi Stagnation - emotional issues, PMS, menstrual issues, pressure in chest or sides of body.
Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
  • May contribute to insufficient lactation in nursing mothers
  • Avoid excessive sweating/use in weak patients or those who sweat easily
  • May injure yin, use caution in yin deficiency patients
Cang ZhuAtractylodes
  • Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention, fatigue, vomiting, greasy tongue coat.
  • Expels wind-damp-cold (bi-syndrome) in extremities.
  • Clears damp-heat from lower burner (combine with clear-heat herbs, however, as this has a warm nature (for example, Er Miao San) - vaginal discharge, swollen and sore joints.
  • Induces sweating, release the exterior.
  • Improves vision.
Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness
Fu LingPoria, China Root
  • 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.
Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.
Ge GenKudzu Root, Pueraria
  • Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcutaneous region and muscles (governed by spleen and stomach) - fever, headache, stiffness in the back and the neck.
  • Nourishes fluids, alleviates thirst - stomach heat, externally-contracted heat.
  • Vents measles - accelerates rash at early stages.
  • Alleviates diarrhea - diarrhea or dysenterial disorders due to heat; may be used for spleen deficiency diarrhea if combined with other herbs.
  • Alleviates symptoms of hypertension - headaches, dizziness, tinnitus.
Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
Gu YaRice Sprout
  • Reduces food stagnation, strengthens spleen.
  • Stagnation caused by starchy food.
Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation
Hou PoMagnolia Bark
  • Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stagnation - dampness in spleen/stomach, food stagnation, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention (*important herb for this).
  • Warms and transforms phlegm and directs rebellious lung Qi downward - wheezing, phlegm with coughing, stifling sensation in the chest.
Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness
  • Avoid During Pregnancy
Huo XiangPatchouli
  • Aromatically transforms turbid dampness - abdominal distention, nausea, vomiting.
  • Harmonizes middle burner, stops vomiting due to dampness.
  • Releases the exterior (wind-damp-cold, summer heat), stomach flu.
Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness
Ju HuaChrysanthemum Flower
  • Disperses wind, clears heat (bitter, cold) - headache, fever.
  • Clears liver and the eyes (sweet, cold) - wind-heat in the liver channel manifesting with red, painful, dry eyes or excessive tearing, or yin deficiency of the kidneys and liver with floaters, blurry vision, or dizziness.
Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
  • Avoid in qi deficiency with poor appetite/diarrhea.
Mu XiangCostus Root
  • Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi of the stomach and/or spleen causing lack of appetite, abdominal pain, distention, nausea; liver or gallbladder qi stagnation causing flank pain, distention.
  • Regulates stagnated Qi in the intestines - diarrhea, abdominal pain (common herb to treat tenesmus).
  • Strengthens the spleen and prevents stagnation, used with tonifying herbs to reduce side effects.
Herbs That Regulate The Qi
Shen QuMedicated Leaven
  • 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.
Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation
Tian Hua FenTrichosanthes Root
  • Clears and drains lung heat, transforms phlegm, moistens lung dryness.
  • Drains heat, generates fluid (fluids injured) - thirst, irritability, wasting and thirsting disorder, cough, thick sputum.
  • Relieves toxicity, expels pus - toxic hot carbuncles, breast abscess.
Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat
  • Avoid during Pregnancy.
Tian MaGastrodia Root
  • Calms the liver, extinguishes liver wind from either heat or cold patterns - spasms, tremors, headache, epilepsy, numbness, dizziness, wind-stroke, childhood convulsion, can be used for problems due to heat or blood deficiency.
  • Extinguishes wind, alleviates pain - headache, dizziness, migraine headaches that occur with wind-phlegm patterns, hemiplegia, dizziness, numbness.
  • Disperse painful obstruction due to wind phlegm - numbness and pain of the lower back and extremities.
Herbs That Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Yi Yi RenSeeds of Job's Tears
  • Promotes urination, drains dampness - edema, difficult urination, damp leg qi.
  • Strengthens the spleen, stops diarrhea.
  • Clears heat and expels pus - carbuncles, lung or intestinal abscesses.
  • Expels wind-damp, relieves joint and muscle pain.
  • Clears damp-heat - any damp-heat disorder at any level with greasy tongue coating and digestive problems.
Herbs That Drain Dampness
Gou TengGambir Vine Stems and Thorns
  • Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms - spasms, muscle tremors, seizures.
  • Drains liver heat and pacifies liver yang - headaches, irritability, red eyes, dizziness.
  • Releases the exterior - fever, headaches, red eyes.
Herbs That Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors

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