- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Gekko gecko
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Gekko gecko in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Gekko gecko
Gekko gecko in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Gejie
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Gecko
Specific Name : Gecko
Collection : The drug is captured all the year round, remove from the viscera and wipe. Opened with bamboo piece to make the whole body flattened and straight and dried at a low temperature.
Description : Flattened slice in shape, head neck and trunk 9 - 18cm long. Head and neck about one third as long as snout vent length. The dorsum and abdomen 6 - 11cm wide. Tail 6 - 12cm long. The head somewhat flat triangular, two eyes sunken deeply forming holes. Tiny teeth present in the mouth, located at the margin of the jaw, heteromorphic large tooth lacking. The snout semirounded at the tip, 1 supranasal at each side. 12 - 14 pairs of upper labials, 21 lower labial mental included. The trunk elliptic, the abdomen thin, the drsum greyish black or silver grey with yellowish white or greyisgh green spots scattered or concentrated to indistinct patterns. The vertebrae and ribs of both sides projecting. Four limbs all having 5 digits bearing scansors at the base and trace of web between the digits. Tail narrow and strong, the caudal vertebrae barely visible. Ground colour of the tail; similar to that of the dorsum with 6 - 7 distinct silver grey circular band. Whole body densely covered with rounded or polygonal, somewhat lustrous, tiny scales. Odour stinking, taste slightly salty.
Processing : Eliminate the head, legs and scales, cut into small pieces.Processed with wine: Soak the pieces of Gecko with yellow rice wine, dry at a low temperature.
Action : To reinforce the function of the lung and the kidney, to relieve asthma, and to promote virility and replenish vital essence.
Indication : dyspnea or asthma in deficiency syndromes; cough and hemoptysis in consumptive diseases; impotence, seminal emission
Dosage : 3 to 6 g, used in making pills, powder or medicinal wines.
Storage : Preserve in tightly closed wood boxes, usually mixed with Pericarpium Zanthoxyli, stored in a cool and dry place, protected from moth.
Synonymns for Gekko gecko
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