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E Jiao (Equis asinus)

  • Botanical name: Equus asinus
  • Common name: Donkey-hide gelatin, Ass-hide glue
  • Family: Equidae
  • Part used in Chinese medicine: prepared gelatin
  • Major Chinese medicine actions:
  • Tonifies Liver blood, stops bleeding, nourishes essence,
    moistens Lung yin
Equus asinus
Equus asinus

Photo Credits: (top to bottom)
Photo 1: Equus asinus; 04/2005; author Adrian Pingstone; permission under GFDL
Photo 2: Equus asinus; 03/2007; author unknown; permission under Creative Commons