Gelatinum Asini ( 阿胶 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Gelatin from the skin of an Ass
of Plant Used
Lungs, Liver, Kidneys
This herb is used to stop chronic bleeding and enhance recovery from excessive
bleeding. It is most often used in formulas that treat anemia, tuberculosis,
dry cough with bloody sputum, bleeding fibroids, and endometriosis; also
used to raise blood platelet count, and to stop bleeding and spotting during
pregnancy (TCM: builds Lung Yin and nourishes Blood).
Usages and Functions
Nourishes Blood; nourishes Blood and stops bleeding; nourishes Yin and moistens
Formulas Used In
Leonuris and Achyranthes.
Dissolve the gelatin in warm water before adding it to tea, or use alone
Do not use this herb where there is an exterior excess condition. Use with
caution if there is deficent Spleen and/or Stomach.
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