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Chan Tui

Cicada | 蟬蛻
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SKU C0230

Ingredient: Cicada (chan tui) (Cryptotympana atrata).

Mandarin: 蟬蛻
Pin-Yin: Chan Tui
English: Cicada
Korean: 선태
Romaji: Sentai
Kanji: 蝉退
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Cicadae Periostracum


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Slightly cold, salty, sweet

Channels Entered:

  • Lung, liver

Herb Actions:

  • Extinguishes wind
  • Cools heat
  • Vents rashes
  • Clears the eyes
  • Relieves spasms



  • Use with caution for those who are pregnant and have had a history of miscarriage


Commonly Found In:

  • No formulas found

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