Sweet and neutral
Lung, liver and kidney
1.To nourish blood; 2. To stop bleeding; 3. To replenish yin and moisten the lungs
1. Blood deficiency manifested as dizziness, blurred vision and palpitations. Donkey hide gelatin (E Jiao) is used with Ginseng (Ren Shen), Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui) and Prepared rehmannia root (Shu Di Huang). 2. Hemorrhage manifested as vomiting with blood, epistaxis, bloody stool, excessive menstrual flow, bleeding during pregnancy and uterine bleeding. Donkey hide gelatin (Ejiao) is used with Mugwort leaf (Ai Ye), Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihunag), Cattail plllen (Pu Huang) and Lotus node (Ou Jie). 3. Yin consumed by febrile disease manifested as irritability and insomnia or spasms and trembling of hands and feet. Donkey hide gelatin (Ejiao) is used with Coptis root (Huang Lian), White peony root (Bai Shao), Uncaria stem (Gou Teng) and Oyster shell (Mu Li). 4. Cough due to deficient yin manifested as cough with scanty sputum or cough with bloody sputum, dry mouth, irritability and a thready and rapid pulse. Donkey hide gelatin (Ejiao) is used with Glehnia root (Sha Shen), Ophiopogon root (Maidong), Apricot seed (Xing Ren) and Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu).
This herb is contraindicated in cases with weakness of the spleen and stomach manifested as poor appetite and indigestion, or vomiting and Diarrhea.