Lu Jiao Jiao


Lu Jiao Jiao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Lu Jiao Jiao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: deer horn gelatin
Pharmacuetical Name: Gelatinum Cornu Cervi
Properties: sweet, salty, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet, salty

Special Properties:
essence, circulates blood, stops bleeding

    Alternate Forms:
  • Lu Jiao (mature antler) - weaker than Lu Rong to tonify KD but invigorates blood, and reduces swelling
  • Lu Jiao Shuang (dregs from boiling deer antler glue) - not as strong as Lu Rong to tonify KD, but stronger to stabilize essence and stop bleeding)
  • (cc: yin deficient heat)

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies LV and KD; nourishes essence and blood, stops bleeding (deficiency of essence and blood; yin-sores; often combined with gui ban jiao to nourish yin and yang, uterine bleeding)

    Special Notes:
  • Lu Jiao Jiao is mainly used to warm the lower jiao and tonify the yin within yang, generate essence (jing) and blood, and stop uterine bleeding.

  • (cc: yin deficient heat)