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.
|Cautions:||If the herb is prepared as a powder, the dosage each time is 1.5-3 g.|