E Jiao

E Jiao written in Chinese

Pinyin Name: E Jiao

English Name: Colla Corrii Asini

Other Names: Donkey Hide Glue, Lu Pi Jiao

Tastes: Slightly Sweet

Origin: Shandong province in China

Benefits of E Jiao:

E Jiao covers meridians of liver, lung and kidney. Main functions include enriching blood, hemostasis, nourishing Yin, moistening dryness. Common uses and indications are hemopenia, consumptive hemoptysis, hematemesis, hematuria, hemafecia, bloody flux, bleeding during pregnancy, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, yin-deficiency agitation and sleeplessness, irritating dry cough caused by lung deficiency, spasm due to deficient wind agitation. Recommended dosage is from 5 to 10 grams.

E Jiao is widely used in Chinese herbal formulas. 1) E Jiao Huang Qin Tang is used for autumn-dryness disease. Its ingredient herbs include E Jiao, Xing Ren, Sang Bai Pi, Bai Shao and more. 2) E Jiao Ji Zi Huang Tang is formulated to nourish yin and extinguish wind. Its ingredient herbs include E Jiao, Bai Shao, Shi Jue Ming, Gou Teng, Shu Di Huang, Ji Zi Huang and more. 3) Bu Fei E Jiao Tang is used to tonify lung by nourishing Yin and clear heat and staunch a bleeding. Its ingredient herbs include E Jiao, Niu Bang Zi, Gan Cao, Xing Ren and more.

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