Traditional Chinese Medicine/Chan Tui

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Name Means:


Tui-Exuviae of insect

English Name:

  • Cicada molting

Chinese Name:

  • 蝉蜕 (Pinyin: chán tuì)

Latin Name:

  • Periostracum Cicadae [1]

Taste & Temperature:


  • Hand Tai Yin of Lung
  • Foot Jue Yin of Liver

Actions & Indications:

  • disperse Wind-Heat (Spicy & Cool)
  • benefit throat, release rashes
  • clear the eyes
  • stop itching
  • extinguish Wind, stop spasm


  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating
  • deficiency Exterior pattern


  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection
  • pregnancy


  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Ming-Zhe Xu, Woo Song Lee, Jong-Min Han, Hyun-Woo Oh, Doo-Sang Park, Guan-Rong Tian, Tae-Sook Jeong, Ho-Yong Park. "Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of N-acetyldopamine dimers from Periostracum Cicadae",Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 14, Issue 23, 1 December 2006, Pages 7826-7834.