Herb Formulas Notebook

Fei Er Wan

Fat Baby Pill

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Parasites

Pattern: Childhood nutritional impairment from accumulation of parasites

Key Symptoms: Parasitic infection with intermittent attacks of abdominal pain, indigestion, emaciation, loose stools, feverishness, foul smelling breath, sallow complexion and a large distended abdomen

Abdomen: Large and distended

Shen Qu 30g (dry fried)
Huang Lian 30g
Rou Dou Kou 15g (roasted)
Shi Jun Zi 15g
Mai Ya 15g
Bing Lang 12g
Mu Xiang 6g

In the UK Bing Lang must be substituted with Zhi Shi and Fei Zi.

Preparation: Ground into powder and formed into pills with pig's gall. Taken in 3g doses with warm water on an empty stomach. Reduce dosage by half for infants under the age of one.

Actions: Kills parasites, reduces food stagnation, strengthens the Spleen, clears Heat

Contraindications: It should only be used for primarily excess conditions as it has no significantly tonifying herbs.

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