Actions: over eating results in bloating (abdominal distention or fullness) that may last over next meals, belching or burping and gas, stomach heaviness, acidic taste or acid reflux, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, burning sensation in the stomach or upper abdomen, and abdominal pain. Bao He Wan/Pian is a great Chinese herbal supplement to take when the above indigestion symptoms occur, whether after a big meal or due to other digestive disorders, as the Chinese medicine may help digest food and clear food retention. Bao He Wan/Pian is elegantly formulated to contain 3 sets of Chinese herbs that address 3 different aspects of indigestion including food stagnation, phlegm, and heat in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) respectively. Set 1. Chinese herbs that help digestion and remove food residues. These include Hawthorn (Shan Zha), Medicated Leaven (Shen Qu), Radish Seed (Lai Fu Zi), and Barley Sprout (Mai Ya). Hawthorn is a well known Chinese herb that digests meats and fatty food. Hawthorn is also known for reducing blood lipids and weight in TCM. Medicated Leaven is good at clearing alcoholic food. Radish Seed is good at breaking down carb food like rice and bread. Radish Seed also eliminates gas. Barley Sprout helps digest milk products. Set 2. Chinese herbs that remove phlegm. In TCM, food stagnation will cause accumulation of phlegm or unwanted metabolic byproducts. So it is also necessary to clear away phlegm and damp. This is achieved by Zhi Ban Xia (Processed Pinellia) and Chen Pi (Tangerine peel), two major Chinese herbs that expel phlegm. Moreover, Fu Ling (Poria) is added to remove Dampness as well as strengthen the digestive function. Set 3. Chinese herbs that clears heat. In TCM, food stagnation also generates heat, which is why burning sensation may be felt in the stomach. For this reason, Forsythia (Lian Qiao) is included in the Bao He Wan formula. Forsythia is a major Chinese herb that clears heat. Bao He Wan is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia1 for promoting digestion, removing food stagnation, and harmonizing the stomach. It is used for food stagnation marked by distending fullness and pain in the epigastric region, belching, acid regurgitation, loss of appetite, vomiting, loose stools, thick and greasy lingual fur, and slippery pulse.Ã¯Â¿Â½ Bao He Wan is suitable for kids and babies as needed if they have indigestion and the resulting diarrhea or vomiting, milk throw up, loss of appetite etc.
Take 8 pills, three times a day. Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Not to be taken long-term, in excess of recommended amounts, or by those in a very weakened condition. Chronic (long-term) acid indigestion and upset stomach can be symptoms of disease. If acid indigestion or upset stomach persists, consult your doctor. Not recommended in all cases of bleeding, blood disorders, cough, headache, depleted fluids, ulcerated carbuncles, ulcers or frequent copious urination. Use cation in cases of acid regurgitation or bloody sputum.