Herb Formulas Notebook

Bu Dai Wan

Cloth Sack Pill

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Source: Supplement to the Pocket Sized Discussion of Formulas for Children (late Ming)

Category: Formulas that Expel Parasites

Pattern: Parasites injuring Spleen and Stomach causing food stagnation in the Middle Jiao and failing to nourish the limbs

Key Symptoms: Sallow complexion, emaciated limbs and a large distented abdomen, feverishess, dry and coarse hair, dull eyes

Tongue: Pale
Pulse: Frail

Ye Ming Sha 60g
Wu Yi 60g
Shi Jun Zi 60g
Fu Ling 15g
Bai Zhu 15g
Ren Shen 15g
Gan Cao 15g
Lu Hui 15g

Ye Ming Sha, Wu Yi and Shi Jun Zi, the three chief ingredients in this formula may be difficult or impossible to find in UK suppliers. These are the main ingredients for expelling parasites, especially roundworms. Without them this formula is essentially Si Jun Zi Tang with Lu Hui.

Preparation: Originally ground into powder and formed into 9g pills. The pill is placed in a cloht sack and cooked with 60g of pork until the pork is thoroughly done and then the juice is given to the patient.
Currently it is usually ground into powder and taken in the morning on an empty stomach in 3g doses mixed with pork soup.

Actions: Expels roundworms, reduces childhood nutritional impairment, tonifies the Spleen and Stomach

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