Ge Jie

Ge Jie in TCM:

English Name: gecko, tokay
Pharmacuetical Name: Gecko
Properties: salty, neutral
Explore the properties of Ge Jie according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: neutral
Channels: ST, SP
Flavors: salty
Tonifies: yang
Regulates: essence

Actions / Indications:
  • Benefits KD; tonifies LU (cough and asthma due to KD and LU deficiency, wheezing with difficult urination, consumptive cough or blood streaked sputum)
  • Fortifies KD yang; augments the essence and blood (impotence, daybreak diarrhea, polyuria from KD yang deficiency)
  • (cc: asthma due to externally contracted wind-cold or excess heat)
  • (note: often soaked in liquor)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Ge Jie is an immunostimulant which is also associated with increased production of adrenocortical hormone. It relaxes Bronchii and has a marked antiasthmatic property.
  • The tail and body are used, though some say the tail of Ge Jie is more potent.