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clam horned toad
to set; to fix; to determine; to decide; to stabilise; to order
to gasp; to pant; asthma pill
simp. and trad.




  1. Brown to brownish-black pills used in traditional Chinese medicine "to nourish yin and cool the lungs, to relieve cough and asthma in the treatment of chronic cough, asthma in the aged, shortness of breath, fever, fullness of the chest, perspiration, night sweat, and anorexia". Honey is the binding agent for the pill.

Gejie Dingchuan pills have the following ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Gecko 蛤蚧 11
Semen Trichosanthis 瓜蒌子 50
Radix Asteris 紫苑 75
Herba Ephedrae 麻黄 45
Carapax Trionycis (processed with vinegar) 鳖甲 (醋制) 50
Radix Scutellariae 黄芩 50
Radix Glycyrrhizae 甘草 50
Radix Ophiopogonis 麦冬 50
Rhizoma Coptidis 黄连 30
Bulbus Lilii 百合 75
Fructus Perillae (stir-baked) 白苏子 (炒) 25
Gypsum Fibrosum 石膏 25
Semen Armeniacae Amarum (stir-baked) 苦杏仁 (炒) 50
Gypsum Fibrosum (calcined) 石膏 (煅) 25


  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People's Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. →ISBN.