Endothelium Corneum
Gigeriae Galli


The membrane of the gizzard of Gallus gallus domesticus Brisson, family Phasianidae.

The sample appearing as irregular saccate piece, 7 cm in size, 0.5 mm in thickness; surface yellow-green or yellow-brown, wrinkled, with many angular wrinkles. Light and brittle. Section cuticular and lustrous. Sweet in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to stomach, spleen, small intestine and urinary bladder channels.

1. Strengthen the stomach and improve digestion: Single use for dyspepsia with vomiting or infantile vomiting after immoderate feeding; for indigestion with spleen-deficiency, used together with Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae; for infantile malnutrition involving the spleen, used together with Rhiwma Atractylodis Macrocephalae and Rhizoma Dioscoreae.
2. Relieve noctumal emission: For emission and enuresis due to kidney-deficiency, used together with Semen Nelumbinis and Semen Furyales.
3. Disperse blood stasis and eliminate stones: For hepatosplenomegaly,. dyspepsia and amenia, used together with Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae and Radix Paeoniae Rubra; for urinary and biliary billary stones, used together with Herba Lysimachiae.

Pharmacological Action
Increasing the secretion and lowering the pH of gastric juice. The amount of gastric juice may be increased by 30-37% in 45 to 60 minutes after intake of its powder.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g.
Powder: 1-3g tid for dyspepsia.


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