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In Chinese Medicine childhood malnutrition can be treated by one herbs that we have on record. Here is the list below.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat childhood malnutrition as can be seen on Chicken Gizzard Skin's page.
Its main actions are: Improves digestion and unblocks Food Stagnation. Dissolves stones in the urinary or biliary tract.