Pinyin: e jiao/e zhu (cu)
ENGLISH NAME: Donkey-hide gelatin
LATIN NAME: Asini Corii Colla
Properties: sweet, neutral
Channels Entered: Lung, Liver, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies Blood and Stops Bleeding
2. Nourishes Yin and Moistens the Lung
5 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Because E Jiao is sticky, it is contraindicated in patients with Spleen and Stomach deficiencies that manifest as loose stools, diarrhea, or poor appetite.
E Jiao should not be used for patients with phlegm or damp accumulation.