Bao Ji Wan - Protect and Relieve Pills

Herbal Formula Database

Bao Ji Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "bao ji wan" , 保济丸, which in english is "protect and relieve pills", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat from the organs" sub-category.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Cramping and/or painful distension of the abdomen.
  • Foul smelling belching or gas with diarrhea due to heat in the intestine.
  • May alleviate some hangover symptoms.
  • Also useful to treat food poisoning. 

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Bao Ji Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Ji Li (Caltrop Fruit, Puncture Vine Fruit) - Calms the liver, anchors the yang - headache, vertigo due t…
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  • Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) - Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus con…
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  • Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) - Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - f…
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  • Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) - Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite,…
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Ge Gen (Kudzu Root, Pueraria) - Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcuta…
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  • Gou Teng (Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns) - Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms - spasms, muscle tr…
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  • Gu Ya (Rice Sprout) - Reduces food stagnation, strengthens spleen. Stagnation ca…
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  • Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) - Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stag…
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  • Huo Xiang (Patchouli) - Aromatically transforms turbid dampness - abdominal distent…
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  • Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum Flower) - Disperses wind, clears heat (bitter, cold) - headache, fev…
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  • Mu Xiang (Costus Root) - Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi …
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  • Shen Qu (Medicated Leaven) - Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach - stomach cold…
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  • Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root) - Clears and drains lung heat, transforms phlegm, moistens l…
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  • Tian Ma (Gastrodia Root) - Calms the liver, extinguishes liver wind from either heat o…
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  • Yi Yi Ren (Seeds of Job's Tears) - Promotes urination, drains dampness - edema, difficult uri…
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Bao Ji Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence large intestine damp heat and/or stomach food stagnation.

    Bao Ji Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: diarrhea and/or food poisoning

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding bao ji wan.

    This formula is also useful to treat digestive upset while traveling. 

    As noted above, bao ji wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat from the organs", which contains the following formulas:

  • Chu Kou Wei Wan (Chu Kou Wei Wan) - Acid reflux and/or burning sensation in the epigastrium, th…
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  • Long Dan Xie Gan Wan (Gentiana Purge Liver Formula) - Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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