INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Colla Corii Asini
Gelatinum Corii Asini
Equus
Common English: Ass-Hide Glue
Donkey-Hide Gelatin
Gelatin
Herbs that Tonify Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Neutral
Kidney
Liver
Lung
3-16g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Tonifies the Blood

Blood Deficiency with dizziness, sallow or pale complexion and palpitations

Nourishes the Blood and stops bleeding

Any kind of bleeding, especially consumptive disorders with hemoptysis, hemafecia, menorrhagia or metrorrhagia

Nourishes and moistens Yin

Yin Deficiency with irritability and insomnia in the aftermath of a Warm febrile disease

Moistens the Lungs and Large Intestine

Dry Lung coughs due to Yin Deficiency or consumption

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with exterior disorders.
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with focal distention in the epigastrium.
  • Contraindicated for those with diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with nausea and vomiting.
  • Contraindicated for those with retention of Dampness, Cold-Phlegm or thin mucus.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye

Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang

 

Blood Deficiency with dizziness and palpitations.

Excessive menstrual bleeding.

Dry-fry to stop bleeding.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang

Terra Flava Usta
Zao Xin Tu
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Hematemesis, bleeding from the ears or epistaxis due to Blood Heat.

Bleeding due to insufficient Spleen Yang.

Heat toxin clumping in the Intestines and injuring the Blood collaterals causing Blood and pus in the stools especially during pregnancy or postpartum.

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
(Egg Yolk)
(Ji Zi Huang)

Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Scl. Polypori
Zhu Ling
Talcum
Hua Shi

Irritability and insomnia due to Yin Deficiency and severely injured fluids usually after a fever.

Muscular spasms and contractures due to Yin Deficiency.

Yin and Fluid Deficiency with internal buildup of water and Heat leading to urinary dysfunction.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata
Zhi Gan Cao
Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Tub. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae
Sha Shen

Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren
Fr. Arctii
Niu Bang Zi

Yin Deficiency with chronic, unremitting low-grade fever, five-sole-Heat and an irregular pulse.

Dry cough with blood streaked sputum due to Lung Yin Deficiency.

Dry cough due to Heat injuring the fluids.

Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye

Rx. Asparagi
Tian Men Dong

Rx. Asparagi
Tian Men Dong
Sm. Armenia
Xing Ren
Sm. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou Ren

Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu
Fol. Mori
Sang Ye

Heavy, painful periods due to Cold obstruction.

Prolonged uterine bleeding and menorrhagia.

Bleeding during pregnancy or postpartum bleeding

Restless fetus and threatened miscarriage with Cold abdominal pain

Fire or Dryness in the Lungs and Kidneys with emaciation, afternoon fever, parched throat and a dry cough with blood streaked-sputum.

 

Dryness attacking the Lungs.

Hb. Agrimoniae
Xian He Cao

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen

Many types of bleeding disorders such as hemoptysis, Intestinal Wind with Blood in the stool, hematuria, bleeding during pregnancy and metrorrhagia, especially when bleeding is due to Yin and Blood Deficiency.

Anemia.

Anemia with Qi Deficiency.

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang

Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis
Ku Shen
Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua
Charred Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Bleeding associated with Spleen Qi and Yang Deficiency with hematemesis, epistaxis, hematochezia and uterine bleeding.

Hypermenorrhea, uterine bleeding, bleeding during pregnancy or bleeding after miscarriage.

Hematochezia or bleeding hemorrhoids.

Tub. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae
Sha Shen

Bul. Lilii
Bai He
Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Nodus Nelumbo Rhizomatis
Ou Jie

Fr. Arctii
Niu Bang Zi

Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Flos Farfarae
Kuan Dong Hua
Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu

Hemoptysis.

Loud, labored and accelerated breathing.

Chronic cough, asthma, and spontaneous sweating due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency.

Rx. Asparagi
Tian Men Dong
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang

Bul. Lilii
Bai He
Rx. Stemonae
Bai Bu

Fol. Mori
Sang Ye

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Tub. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Fol. Eriobotryae
Pi Pa Ye
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Carapax Trionycis
Bie Jia
Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao
Rx. Stellariae
Yin Chai Hu
Hb. Artemisiae
Qing Hao

Chronic hematemesis due to Lung and Kidney Yin Deficiency.

Dryness injuring Lung Yin.

Low-grade fever and steaming bones.

Bul. Allii Fistulosi
Cong Bai
Fr. aurantii
Zhi Ke

Scl. Polypori
Zhu Ling
Talcum
Hua Shi

Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie
Poria
Fu Ling

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Per. Granati
Shi Liu Pi
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Constipation or dry stools.

Water retention with dysuria and edema due to Heat and Yin Deficiency.

Diarrhea during pregnancy with abdominal pain.

  1. This herb can be used as a stand alone herb or melted in warm rice or millet wine.
  2. It is used when there is bleeding due to Deficiency of Blood and Yin with Heat damaging the vessels.
  3. For bleeding during pregnancy, dry-fry and use as a powder.
  4. It is generally used with Qi and Blood tonics to enhance their effects.
  5. Both E Jiao and Rx. Rehmanniae Shu Di Huang enter the Liver and Kidney channels, nourish Blood, enrich Kidney Yin and treat Blood Deficiency and gynecological disorders such as irregular menstruation or pregnancy or postpartum disorders. Shu Di Huang generates Jing and augments marrow, while E Jiao enriches Lung Yin and stops bleeding. Both substances are greasy and can interfere with digestion.
  6. E Jiao nourishes the Blood, moistens Dryness and expels Heat. Rx Polygoni Multiflori He Shou Wu enters the Liver, tonifying Blood to expel, Wind and blackens the hair and beard. but is unable to moisten Dryness and settle wheezing. Colla Cornus Cervi Lu Jiao Jiao warms the Du channel and the Chong channel to augment Blood, but cannot clear Lung channel Heat and stop coughing. Colla Plastri Testudinis Gui Ban powerfully tonifies Jue Yin, fills the Ren channel to reduce Heat and expel steaming bone disorder, but cannot tonify Yang within Yin.
  7. Ass-Hide Glue Pearls E Jiao Zhu or clam-powder fried Ass-Hide Glue Ge Fen Chao E Jiao or fried Ass-Hide Glue Chao E Jiao better nourishes the Lung Yin to moisten the Lungs, stops cough and transforms Phlegm. It is frequently used for dry cough and wheezing due to Lung Dryness or consumptive cough when Yin has been injured and Fire is over-abundant, particularly if there is coughing up of Blood.
  8. Pollen Typhae Fried Ass-Hide Glue Pu Huang Chao E Jiao nourishes the Blood and moistens Dryness. it also invigorates the Blood, transforms Stasis, stops bleeding and harmonizes the collaterals. It tonifies without being cloying, and stops bleeding without Stagnation. It is used for gynecological disorders such as threatened miscarriage or continuous uterine bleeding.