English Name: chicken gizzard
Literal Translation: “chicken inner gold”
Pharmaceutical Name: Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli
Medica Category: Digestive Herbs
Properties: Ji Nei Jin enters the Urinary Bladder, Small Intestine, Spleen, and Stomach channels; it is sweet in nature and neutral in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Ji Nei Jin is the golden outer membrane of chicken gizzards (Gallus gallus domesticus Brisson.). Traditionally taken, Ji Nei Jin was/is consumed as food in combination with other herbs/substances (e.g. w/corn silk to dissolve stones); in the modern clinic it is usually used in a pre-processed, powdered form.
Ji Nei Jin stimulates the Spleen and Stomach and strongly promotes digestion to address indigestion, food stagnation, and gan ji (nutritional impairment in children).
Ji Nei Jin consolidates jing (essence), and its restraining action in this regard makes it useful in addressing enuresis and spermatorrhea from cold in the Urinary Bladder channel.
Ji Nei Jing softens hardness and is commonly used to dissolve kidney, urinary, and gallstones.