Herb Formulas Notebook

Xiao Ru Wan

(Reduce Infantile Stagnation Pill)

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Source: Comprehensive and Subtle Discussion of Children's Health (1156)

Category: Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern: Infantile food stagnation, usually due to problems in nursing

Key Symptoms: Abdominal distention, vomiting and indigestion

Pulse: Submerged
Abdomen: Distended

Xiang Fu 60g (dry fried)
Zhi Gan Cao 15g
Chen Pi 15g
Sha Ren 30g
Shen Qu 30g (dry fried)
Mai Ya 30g (dry fried)

Preparation: Ground into powder and formed into millet sized pills with glutinous rice. Take after meals with a tea made from Sheng Jiang.

Actions: Reduces infantile food stagnation, stops vomiting

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