Ji Nei Jin - Chicken Gizzard's Stomach Lining

TCM Materia Medica

Ji Nei Jin TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "ji nei jin" which in english is Ji Nei Jin herb"chicken gizzard's stomach lining", is categorized within the "herbs that relieve food stagnation" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the small intestine, spleen, stomach and urinary bladder channels and exhibits neutral (ping) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Strongly reduces food stagnation, strengthen the transport function of the spleen.
  • Malnutrition in children.
  • Secures kidney essence, stops enuresis - bed wetting, frequent urination, nocturia.
  • Transforms hardness - gall bladder, bladder, and/or kidney stones.

Ji Nei Jin may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: bedwetting, gallstones (cholelithiasis) and/or kidney stones (renal calculi)

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, ji nei jin is generally included in the following 1 formula:

ViewSan Jin Wan (Triple Gold Pills)

Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increased urgency due to damp heat accumulation. Dark or scanty urine. Urinary stones. Urinary tract infection.

As noted above, ji nei jin is within the herbs that relieve food stagnation functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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