ge jie (gecko) 蛤蚧
Translated and edited by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu
|Gekko gecko;Phrynosoma cornuta Horned toad|
|Pron. in Japanese:|
|Pron. in Korean:|
| Pron. in Cantonese:|
|Guangxi, Guangdong, Shanxi, Yunna, Jiangsu provinces of China. Vietnam, Thailand and other parts of Indo-China, and Indonesia. Geckos from Guilin of Guangxi are considered the best.|
|Properties (characteristics)||salty, neutral, slightly toxic|
性 咸 ， 平 。 有 小 毒 。
|Channels (meridians) entered:||lung, kidney|
入 肺 、 腎 經 。
|Actions & Indications:||tonifies kidneys and the lungs: in wheezing, consumptive cough or cough with blood in sputum, impotence, correct shenyangxu (kidney deficient).|
The extract of ge jie possesses the effect of inhibition
toward the growth of liver cancer cell of HepG02.
|Chemical ingredients:|| |
|methyl parathion GSH S-methyl transferase||還原性谷胱甘肽-S-甲基轉移 酶|
|3 to 7 g as powder; 9 to 15 g in decoction.|
|Samples of formulae:|
|to be loaded|
|It has a weak androgen effect on the prostates and testes of mice; and increase the weight of testes and their mating period.|
|not to use in case of wheezing and coughing from cold or flu infection due to acute infection.|
See below on counterfeits.
有 熱 症 兼 火 盛 忌 用 。
 Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Cancer
Prevention Institute "
, Guangxi Medical University Graduate School
Pharmacognostic Identification of Gecko (Gekko gecko ) and
Its Counterfeits on Characteristics of Crude
Drug and Original Animal of 18 Samples
Guangxi College of TCM, Nanning 530001 China Ren Renan
Nanjing University of TCM, Nanjing 210029 China
Abstract Objective: To identify medicinal material Gecko and its counterfeits. Methods: The commodity Gecko were investigated and 18 samples of different kinds commercial Gecko were collected from markets in China . Their characteristics of crude drug and original animal were measured and compared. Results: Of all the 18 samples, 2 were Gecko (Gekko gecko L.) and 16 were its counterfeits. Conclusion: There are many Gecko counterfeits in the markets of China. They can be identified by examining their appearance, characteristic of crude drug and original animal, according to the above results of studies.
Key Words: Gecko; Gekko gecko; Identification; Counterfeit Material; Pharmacognosy; Gecko Characteristic