Po Chai Pills
are a Chinese
herbal medicine used to treat gastrointestinal
problems such as stomach discomfort, nausea
, and diarrhea
Their package is red and white with Chinese ideograms
. The pills are quite inexpensive, I believe less than 3 dollars Canadian for a packet. Inside the large box are smaller red boxes and inside those boxes are phials of brown pills.
You are to swallow the whole phial
with water. I find them quite effective for stomach discomfort and diarrhea, I normally take two phials.
There is a Japanese
analogue called Sierogan
but these are large and bad smelling/tasting. Po Chai Pills are coated so you don't have to deal with their scent or taste.