Ji Nei Jin (Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli)——Shen Nong Ben Cao
Jing (Shen Nong’s Herbal)
Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli Chicken's Gizzard-membrane
The membrane of the gizzard of Gallus domesticus Brisson. of family
All parts in China.
After being cleaned.
The true smell and taste
The smell of raw meat, slightly bitter.
Integrity, dry, big and yellow.
Dried in the sun, unprocessed, stir-baked or processed with
Sweet, bland; spleen, stomach, small intestine and bladder
Promote digestion and invigorate spleen, arrest seminal emission
and relieve enuresis.
A. Food stagnation, infantile malnutrition with accumulation
It is widely used for all kinds of food stagnation for its strong
actions of promoting digestion, dissipating food stagnation and
For milder case of food stagnation, it can be ground into powder
singly for oral use; for severer case, it is combined with Shan Zha
and Mai Ya. For infantile malnutrition with accumulation due to
spleen deficiency, it is combined with spleen-invigorating herbs
such as Bai Zhu and Shan Yao.
B. Seminal emission and enuresis based on kidney deficiency
It can arrest seminal emission and relieve enuresis. It can be
stir-baked singly and ground into powder for oral use, or combined
with kidney-tonifying, semen-securing and enuresis-relieving herbs.
For instance it is combined with Tu Si Zi and Sang Piao Xiao in Ji
Pi Zhi San from Sheng Hui Fang.
In addition, for it enters urinary bladder meridian and has the
actions of relieving stranguria and eliminating stone, it is
indicated for urinary and gall stones and usually combined with the
stranguria-relieving diuretic such as Jin Qian Cao.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 3~10 g, l.5~3 g of the powder being taken with better