Chicken’s Gizzard Skin (Jineijin)

Chicken's Gizzard Skin (Jineijin)

Pharmaceutical Name: Endothelium corneum gigeriae galli
Botanical Name: Gallus gallus domesticus Brisson
Common Name:Chicken’s gizzard skin or lining
Source of Earliest Record: Shu Bencao
art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The inside membrane of the gizzard is peeled off, cleaned and dried in the sun. Then it is ground into powder.
Properties and Taste: Sweet and neutral
Meridian: Spleen, stomach, small intestine and urinary bladder
Functions: To eliminate food retention
To transform stones
Indications and Combinations: 1.     Indigestion, retention of food and epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness.
*Use with Hawthorn fruit (Shanzha) and Germinated barley (Maiya).

2.  Infantile weakness of the spleen, including infantile malnutrition.
*Use with White atractylodes (Baizhu), Dioscorea (Shanyao) and Poria (Fuling).

3.    Gallstones and urinary tract stones.
*Use with Lysimachia (Jinqiancao) and Lygodium spores (Haijinsha) in the formula Sanjin Tang.
Dosage: 3-10 g
Cautions:If the herb is prepared as a powder, the dosage each time is 1.5-3 g.