The information provided here is not a replacement for a doctor. You shouldn't use it for the purpose of self-diagnosing or self-medicating but rather so you can have a more informed discussion with a professional TCM practitioner.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat malnutrition due to parasites as can be seen on Elm Seed Cake 's page.
Elm Seed Cakes is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Spleen and the Stomach.
Its main actions are: Kills parasites. Applies topically to treat tinea infections.
Roundworm Tapeworm Childhood malnutrition Tinea infection Scabies