Lu Jiao Jiao - Deer Antler Glue

TCM Materia Medica

Lu Jiao Jiao TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "lu jiao jiao" which in english is "deer antler glue", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yang" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits salty (xian), sweet (gan) and warm (wen) 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: 3-6g

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

  • Tonifies kidney yang - low energy, fertility issues.
  • Tonifies kidney essence - impotence, fertility, low sperm count
  • Stops bleeding - blood in the stools, excessive menstruation, blood in the urine

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, lu jiao jiao is generally included in the following 2 formulas:

ViewYou Gui Wan (Restore the Right Kidney Pill)

Cold extremities, fatigue, weak/aching low back, knees, waist, aversion to cold, loose stools - due to kindney yang deficiency. Impotence, infertility, low libedo, low sperm count, abnormal sperm mo…

ViewZuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills)

Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin deficiency. Low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology resulting from jing deficiency. Irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness.

As noted above, lu jiao jiao is within the herbs that tonify yang functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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