Cicada Slough and its Application:How to use the Slough of Cryptotympana pubricius?


Applications and Properties:


Cicada Slough Periostracum Cicadae Chan Yi Chan TuiFunctions: Dispels pathogenic wind-heat, promotes eruption, relieves itching, improves acuity of vision, removes nebula (a white spot or a slight opacity of the cornea) and checks spasms.To disperse wind and clear heat.To bring the rash to the surface and relieve itching.To clear eyes.To stop spasms.
Cancer Inhibition.Sedative Effects.
Wind-heat exterior syndrome manifested as fever, headache, sore throat and horse voice.
Itching due to the surface being attacked by exogenous wind.
Wind-heat affected by exopathogens or initial stage of epidemic febrile disease.
Treat upward attack by wind-heat, sore throat, lingering cough and hoarseness.
Dispersing wind, relieving itching, ventilating the lung and promoting eruption.
Dispelling wind and relieving spasm, to treat tetanus.
Dispelling wind, to treat infantile high fever and convulsion.


Cicada Slough Periostracum Cicadae Chan Yi Chan TuiProperties:Sweet in flavor, cold in nature, it is related to the lung and liver channels.can disperse pathogenic wind-heat from the lung channel, promote eruption and relieve sore throat. It is an important drug to treat upward attack by wind-heat, sore throat and hoarseness. Sweet and cold in nature for clearing heat from the liver and dispelling pathogenic wind to relieve spasm, it can be used to treat infantile convulsion.

Cicada refers to any medium to large (2 to 5 cm) insects of the order Homoptera, with two pairs of membranous wings, prominent compound eyes, and three simple eyes (ocelli). Most of the species belong to the family Cicadidae.

Male cicadas produce loud noises by vibrating membranes (timbals) near the base of the abdomen. Most North American cicadas produce rhythmical ticks, buzzes, or whines, although in some species the "song" is musical.

Cicada slough is rich in nutritional elements such as natural chitin Chitosan,isoxanthopterin,erythropterin,protein,L-Valine,GABA,L-Tyrosine,Glutamic Acid,Adenosine triphosphatase,Cicada Slough is sweet in flavour, cold in nature and acts on the lung and liver channels.

Dosage: 3-10g. and 15-30g. for tetanus.

Safety and Toxicity:

Toxicity: Cicada slough injection 1mg/dose intravenous injection,mice,24 hours,no death observed.(Cicada slough injection made from extracts of cicada slough,95% ethanol solution extraction and got white powder,injection contains 0.4% ethanol extract,equal to raw cicada slough about 0.16 g/ml concentration.)


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  • Other Names:Cicada Slough,Periostracum Cicadae Cryptotympana atrata Fab- ricius,Periostracum Cicadae,Cryptotympana pustulata Fabricius,Cryptotympana atrata Fabricius,Chan Tui,Chan Qiao,Chan Tui Ke,Cui Mi Chong Ke,Fu Yu,Ji Ji Hou Pi,Ji Ji Pi,Jin Niu Er,Ku Chan,Ma Er Niao Pi,Zhou Jia,Zhou Liao Tui Pi,Zhi Liao Pi,Re Pi,Chan Yi.

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