Ge Jie - Gecko

TCM Materia Medica

Ge Jie TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "ge jie" which in english is "gecko", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yang" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and lung channels and exhibits neutral (ping) and salty (xian) 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: 3-7g powder
  • 9-15g decoction

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

  • Strengthen kidneys, tonify lungs - help kidney grasp the qi, wheezing, asthma.
  • Assists kidney yang, strengthen essence and blood - impotence, day break diarrhea, urinary frequency.

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding ge jie:

An expensive herb, primarily used if there are no clear alternatives..

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

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