Theory

E Jiao Donkey-Hide Glue, Gelatin - Chinese Herbal Medicine


E Jiao Names

  • English Name: Donkey-Hide Glue, Gelatin
  • Pinyin Name: E Jiao

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E Jiao Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Tonify blood - dizziness, sallow complexion, palpitations.
  • Stops bleeding - any type.
  • Nourish and moisten yin - irritability and insomnia after febrile disease, dry lung coughs due to yin deficiency or consumption.


E Jiao Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-15g




E Jiao Appears In 4 Formulas

Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan

  • Tonify the Lungs Formula with Gelatin
    • Lung yin deficiency with strong heat signs and/or bleeding - chronic dry cough, wheezing, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, COPD.
    • Stops bleeding when it arises from lung yin deficiency - mild bloody sputum with dry cough.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with wind-cold (i.e. "common cold").
    • Avoid when there are profuse amounts of blood in the sputum.
    • Avoid, or use with caution, in patients with stomach and/or spleen deficiencies, particularly with phlegm accumulation.

Jiao Ai Wan

  • Ass-Hide Gelatin and Mugwort Formula
    • Uterine bleeding/spotting.
    • Abdominal/Uterine/Ovarian cramping.
    • Irregular menstruation, history of miscarriage - due to spleen failing to regulate the blood.
  • Stop Bleeding
  • Tonify and Stop Bleeding
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in cases of beng lou (flooding and spotting) when caused by heat or accompanied with strong heat signs.

Wen Jing Wan

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan




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