The TCM herb "chan tui" which in english is "cicada moulting", is categorized within the "herbs that release the exterior wind heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and lung channels and exhibits cold (han), salty (xian) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Chan Tui has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding chan tui:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, chan tui is generally included in the following 1 formula:
Itchy and red skin lesions, possibly with weeping -psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc. Topical allergic response, dermatitis -poison ivy, oak, sumac. Acute [allergic] edema in the limbs.
As noted above, chan tui is within the herbs that release the exterior wind heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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