Chan Tui, Cicada Molting (Slough), Periostracum Cicadae
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Common Name: Cicada
Chinese Name: Chan Tui 蝉蜕
Latin Name: Cicadidae
Other Name: Periostracum Cicadae, Cryptotympana, Cicadidae, Cicala, Cicale, 知了
Origin: Anhui, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan Province, China
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
More About This TCM (In English):
This herb is common in formulas for eczema and measles. It is very useful for recalcitrant eczema. It is often used in childhood diseases. It is used to treat opacity of the eyes. It can be used alone with rice-based liquor to treat mild tetanus. It is also said to treat convulsive diseases. It is one of the main remedies for tetanus, corneal opacity and allergic and pruritic skin conditions. It was once used for delayed labor and expulsion of afterbirth therefore use caution during pregnancy. Some sources say that this herb cools the Lungs and Liver, stops itching, soothes the throat and stops Liver Qi Stagnation. It is especially appropriate for weak patients who cannot withstand normal exterior releasing methods.
It is an absolutely indispensable herb to protect the eyes of children with pox and sores. It works to protect the eyes only before the rash erupts. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Both Chan Tui and Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can eliminate Wind, release spasms and are often combined to treat headache, swollen throat and convulsions due to Wind-Heat in the Lung and Liver channels. Chuan Tui vents rashes and reduces superficial visual obstruction while Jiang Can transforms Phlegm and disperses clumping. Cicada Abdomen Chan Du with the front legs removed is better for clearing Wind-Heat.
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