Chinese Herbs: Chan Tui (Circada Moulting), Periostracum Cicadae
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Chinese Herbs: Chan Tui (Circada Moulting), Periostracum Cicadae

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Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Slightly Cold Chan Tui (Periostracum Cicadae)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Periostracum Cicadae
Chinese:
蝉蜕
Tone Marks:
chán tuì
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Disperses Wind-Heat
    Treats respiratory tract infection, especially with loss of voice and a sore, swollen throat.
  • Facilitates the Expression of Rashes
    For early stage of measles.
  • Clears the Eyes
    Benefits red, painful, swollen eyes and clears blurring of vision (especially due to wind and heat.)
  • Stops Spasms from Wind
    Used when high fever causes spasms, delirium, or night terrors, especially in children.
  • Also used in formulas to combat tetanus.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy, and in exterior deficiency syndromes.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: slough shed by the ciccada nymph.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: