Botanical Name: Asini Corii Colla
Category: Tonify the Blood
Channels Entered: Lung, Liver, Kidney
Dosage: 3-9g. This is separately dissolved then added to the other decocted herbs.
Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, moistens Lung yin, replenishes Kidney essence, stops bleeding.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Because of its heavy, cloying effect on the digestion, it is contraindicated in those with Spleen and Stomach deficiency, focal distention in the epigastrium, or diarrhea.
Actions & Indications:
- Tonifies the Blood: for such symptoms as dizziness, sallow or pale complexion, and palpitations due to blood deficiency. Can be used as a stand-alone herb or melted in warm rice or millet wine.
- Nourishes the blood and stops bleeding: for any type of bleeding, but best for consumptive disorders with coughing of blood, blood in the stool, excessive menstrual bleeding, or uterine bleeding.
- Nourishes and moistens the yin: for yin deficiency with such symptoms as irritability and insomnia in the aftermath of a febrile disease. Also used for dry Lung cough due to yin deficiency or consumption.