E Jiao - Tonify Blood
KD, LV, LU (3-15g)


E Jiao -
Donkey hide gelatin
When Eeyor's tail fell off he bled so much that he needed E Jiao to nourish blood and tonify blood. Luckily, his life was saved, but after having bled so much he later developed Yin deficiency and Dryness in LU.

Poor Eeyor took too much bed rest with E Jiao, causing (cc: SP/ST deficiency; phlegm-damp; diarrhea due to cloying nature)

English Name: ass-hide glue, donkey-hide gelatin, gelatin
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Stemonae
Properties: sweet, bitter, neutral

    Explanation of Key Words in this story...
tonify blood tonifies blood
bled... nourish blood nourishes blood; stops bleeding
nourish the yin; moisten dryness in LU nourishes yin; moistens dryness in LU


       E Jiao Actions and 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.

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