Pin Yin: chan tui
Common name: cicada slough or skin
Botanical family: (insect) Cicadadae
Botanical name: Cryptotympana atrata Fabr.
Primary action: Release Wind Heat
Extinguish Wind, Stop Spasm
Taste: sweet, slightly salty
Entering Channel: Lu, Lv
Disperses Wind Heat with sore throat; skin eruptions; red, painful or
Promotes eruption of rashes and measles.
Stops spasms due to Internal Wind of Heat disharmonies.
Indications: fever, headache, sore throat, measles,
itching, red eyes, epilepsy, tetany
1-3 qian; up to 10 qian for tetanus.
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