Traditional chinese medicine/E Jiao (Colla Corii Asini)/Donkey-hide
The Processing of E Jiao
The dry glue pieces made from the hide (the donkey hide gelatin is
obtained by stewing) of Equus asinus L. of family Equidae.
Shandong and Zhejiang provinces in China.
The actual smell and taste
Light smell, slightly sweet.
Brown and black brown, luster surface, firm and brittle,
bright-looking cross section, without the smell of fish.
Melted or stir-baked into E Jiao beads.
Sweet, neutral; lung, liver, kidney and heart meridians entered.
Tonify blood, stop bleeding, nourish yin.
A. Blood deficiency syndrome
It is very indicated for blood deficiency with bleeding syndrome.
It is stewed with millet wine, or combined with other blood tonics,
for instance, it is used with Dang Gui, Bai Shao and Shu Di Huang
in the formula E Jiao Si Wu Tang from Za Bing Yuan Liu Xi Zhu.
It is a good herb for stopping bleeding, with the action of
nourishing yin and tonifying blood, and is especially indicated for
hemorrhage with yin and blood deficiency. For hematemesis, it is
usually combined with blood-cooling and bleeding-stopping herbs,
for instance, it is used with Sheng Di Huang and Pu Huang from Qian
Jin Yi Fang. For cough with blood due to lung deficiency, it is
combined with qi-tonifying, lung-moistening and bleeding-stopping
herbs, for instance, it is used with Ren Shen, Wu Wei Zi, Tian Dong
and Bai Ji in E Jiao San from Zhi Zhi Fang (Effective
prescriptions). For hematochezia, it is combined with herbs to
tonify blood and activate blood. For instance, it is used with Dang
Gui and Chi Shao in E Jiao Shao Yao Tang from Sheng Ji Zong Lu. For
excessive menstruation, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, vaginal
bleeding during pregnancy or afrer delivery, it is combined with
qi-tonifying, menstruation-regulating, bleeding-stopping and
abortion-preventing herbs, for instance, it is used with Dang Gui,
Shu Di Huang, Ai Ye, Chuan Xiong in Jiao Ai Tang from Jin Kui Yao
C. Yin deficiency syndrome
It can nourish lung yin and moisten lung dryness. For dry cough
with little phlegm or blood in phlegm due to excessive lung heat,
it is usually combined with lung-clearing and cough-relieving
herbs, for instance, it is used with Ma Dou Ling, Niu Bang Zi and
Xing Ren in E Jiao San from Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Lue. For
deficiency cough with blood due to lung and kidney yin deficiency,
it is combined with yin-nourishing, lung-moistening and
cough-relieving herbs. For instance, it is used with Tian Dong, Mai
Dong, Chuan Bei Mu, and Bai Bu in Yue Hua Wan from Yi Xue Xin Wu.
For dry cough with little phlegm, dryness in throat and nose due to
lung injury by dry pathogen, it is combined with lung-clearing and
dryness-moistening herbs, for instance, it is used with Sang Ye,
Shi Gao and Mai Dong in Qing Fei Jiu Zao Tang from Yi Men Fa Lu.
For restlessness and insomnia due to yin deficiency with effulgent
fire, it is combined with heart-clearing and tranquilizing herbs,
for instance, it is used with Huang Lian, Huang Qin and Ji Zi Huang
(yolk) in Huang Lian E Jiao Tang from Sltang Han Lun. For
peristalsis of limbs due to yin and blood deficiency, deficiency
wind generated internally, it is combined with yin-nourishing and
wind-extinguishing herbs, for instance, it is used with Gui Jia, Mu
Li, Bai Shao and Mai Dong in Da Ding Feng Zhu from Wen Bing Tiao
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 5~10 g, smash into powder after being melted or stir-baked.
It should be used with cautions for spleen and stomach deficiency,
poor appetite, loose stool due to spleen deficiency because it is
greasy and will produce indigestion.