E Jiao

E Jiao in TCM:

English Name: ass-hide glue, donkey-hide gelatin, gelatin
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Stemonae
Properties: sweet, bitter, neutral
Explore the properties of E Jiao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: neutral
Channels: LU, KD, LV
Flavors: sweet, bitter
Tonifies: blood, yin
Regulates: stops bleeding, resolves dryness

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies blood (palpitations due to blood deficiency, dizziness, sallow complexion)
  • Nourishes blood; stops bleeding (consumptive cough with blood, blood in stool, bleeding with yin or blood deficiency, excess menstrual, uterine bleeding, threatened miscarriage)
  • Nourishes Yin, Moistens Dryness in LU (insomnia after febrile disease; yin deficiency with irritability, dry lung cough due to yin deficiency)
  • (cc: SP/ST deficiency, phlegm damp, or diarrhea due to cloying nature)
  • (cooking: dissolve in the strained decoction)

    Special Notes:
  • To enhance hemostatic properties E Jiao should be prepared with Pu Huang.