Lu Jiao Jiao - Tonify Yang
KD, LV (6-12g)


Lu Jiao Jiao - Lou's Deer Horn Jelly (Jiao means both horn and gelatin)
Lou's Deer horn jelly could tonify the LV and KD, but in order to prepare it Lou would make himself bleed and then used the blood to extract the essence of the deer antler.

The inventor had many sleepless nights (cc: yin deficient heat) worrying if his patent was safe.

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

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
tonify the LV and KD... bleed... blood to extract the essence tonifies the LV and KD... nourishes the essence and blood... stops bleeding


      Lu Jiao Jiao Actions and 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)
  • (cc: yin deficient heat)
    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)
    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.

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