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Lu Jiao Jiao #1772

Pin Ying Name: Lu Jiao Jiao

Chinese Name: 鹿角膠

English Name: Deer Horn Gelatin

Latin Name: Gelatinum Cornu Cervi

Downward-Draining Herbs: Purgatives
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
0.6-4.5g (Pills or Capsules) (Do not decoct)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Purges and drains Fire and guides out accumulations

  • Heat Accumulation with constipation, dizziness, red eyes, and irritability (especially for Hot constipation with Heart and Liver Fire with irritability, restlessness and insomnia)
  • Chronic constipation

Clears Heat and cools the Liver

  • Heat in the Liver channel or Liver Fire with epigastric discomfort, dizziness, headache, irritability, tinnitus, constipation and fever

Kills parasites and strengthens the Stomach

  • Childhood nutritional impairment especially when due to roundworms
  • Tinea
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Use caution during lactation.
  • Contraindicated during menstruation or uterine bleeding.
  • Contraindicated for those with rectal bleeding or hemorrhoids.
  • Contraindicated for children.
  • Contraindicated for those with Cold due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with anorexia.
  • Contraindicated for those with diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with Stasis in the pelvis.
  • The purgative action may be accompanied by abdominal pain and Blood.
  • In serious case it may cause nephritis.