Colla Corii Asini

 

Source
Donkey hide stewed and concentrated as gelatindus masses, of Equus asinus L., family Equidae.

Characteristics
Prepared as rectangular pieces, dark-brown, lustrous, appearing translucent amber when observed through the light. Brittle in texture. The fracture surface bright in appearance. Sweet in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to lung, liver and kidney channels.

Indication
1. Enrich blood and stop bleeding: For blood-deficiency with sallow complexion, dizziness and palpitation; for asthenia-syndrome manifested as various types of bleeding, such as hemoptysis, hematemesis, hemafecia, hematuria, metrorrhagia, etc. Recently, used for anemia, leukocytopenia and thrombocytopenic purpura.
2. Regulate the menstruation and soothe the fetus: For blood-deficiency syndrome manifested as menoxenia, amenia, and threatened abortion.
3. Nourish yin and moisturize the lung: For febrile diseases with consumption of yin or yin-deficiency with fire-hyperactivity manifested as vexation and insomnia; insufficiency of yin-blood with muscular spasm; dryness of the lung with cough and thirst.

Pharmacological Action
1. Increase the amounts of erythrocytes, hemoglobin and thrombocytes in blood.
2. Promote lymphocyte transformation.
3. Facilitate the absorption and accumulation of calcium in the body.

Administration
Dissolved 6-9g with the decoction.


   

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