Gelatinum Asini ( 阿胶 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Gelatin from the skin of an Ass
Part 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).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Nourishes Blood; nourishes Blood and stops bleeding; nourishes Yin and moistens Lungs.
Common Formulas Used In
Leonuris and Achyranthes.
Dissolve the gelatin in warm water before adding it to tea, or use alone after straining.
Cautions in Use
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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