Bao He Wan is a TCM herbal blend that helps in Chronic IBD and indigestion in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are Chronic Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) and chronic indigestion. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are abdominal pain, diarrhea, food stasis, burping, flatulence, vomiting, poor appetite, a pulse that is slippery, and a tong that is red with a yellow coating.
At our clinic, pets often receive an Eastern exam (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in combination with the standard veterinary exam. Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is very different than our standard Western medical philosophy. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balance and finding the cause of the problem rather than simply masking symptoms with prescription medicines. Through Eastern examination techniques, we can choose herbal blends that will both treat symptoms and at the same time correct the imbalances in your pet’s body that are causing the symptoms. This herbal blend is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Bao He Wan is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of Chronic Irritable Bowel Disease and chronic indigestion while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to promote appetite, resolve food stasis, and dispel Damp.
The main ingredients in the Bao He Wan Formula are:
- Ban Xia (Pinella) to transform phlegm and dry up Damp
- Chen Pi (Citrus) to move Qi and dry up Damp
- Fu Ling (Poria) to drain Damp
- Lai Fu Zi (Raphani) to resolve food stasis and descend Qi
- Lian Qiao (Forsythia) to clear Heat
- Mai Ya (Hordeum) to promote appetite and resolve food stasis
- Shan Zha (Cratageus) to promote appetite and resolve food stasis
- Shen Qu (Massa) to promote appetite and resolve food stasis
This herbal blend is based on an ancient formula Bao He Wan from Dan Xi Xin Fa (Teachings of Zhu Dan-xi) written by Zhu Dan-xi in 1481.
Our clients have seen wonderful improvements in the health conditions of their pets using herbal blends to take care of a variety of health issues. Please contact our clinic at any time if you have questions about herbal remedies!
Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal
Written by: Becki Baumgartner