Botanical Name: Gecko
Category: Tonify the Yang
Channels Entered: Lung, Kidney
Dosage: 3-6g; when taken directly as a powder 1-2g
Key Characteristics: Fortifies Kidney yang, tonifies the Lung qi, augments the essence, calms wheezing, and stops coughs.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with cough or wheezing from either externally-contracted wind-cold or heat from excess.
Actions & Indications:
- Tonifies the Lung qi and assists the Kidney yang: for Kidney and Lung deficiency, when the Kidneys are unable to grasp the qi, manifesting as wheezing. Also used for consumptive cough or cough with blood-streaked sputum.
- Assists the Kidney yang and augments the essence and blood: for impotence, daybreak diarrhea, and urinary frequency from Kidney yang deficiency.