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Chan Tui Granules, 100g

Chan Tui Granules, 100g

Chan Tui Granules, 100g

Brand Min Tong Granules - Single Herbs
Unit Size 100 grams
Potency 5:1 extract granules
Taste Sweet, salty
Properties slightly cold - Bensky
Contraindications Many premodern materia medica texts record the use of this substance for delayed labor and to promote the expulsion of the residue of the birth process. It should therefore be used with caution in patients who might be pregnant, especially if they have a history of miscarriage - Bensky
Western Symptomology Loss of voice, swollen throat, sore throat; Rashes; Red, painful, and swollen eyes; Blurry vision; Convulsions, spasms, delirium, night terrors - Bensky
Actions Cold, light, and ascending, disperses exterior wind-heat, extinguishes internal wind, cools the Lungs and Liver, vents rashes, stops itching, soothes the throat
Pattern Wind, Heat, Rashes, Wind-heat eye problems, Wind - Bensky
Channels Entered lung, Liver - Bensky
Chinese name Chan Tui Granules
English name Periostracum Cicadae

Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Disperses wind and clears heat:  for patterns of externally-contracted wind-heat, especially with loss of voice and swollen, sore throat, as in Mulberry Leaf and Chrysanthemum Decoction (sang yu yin).*
  • Vents rashes:  for early stage of measles with an incomplete expressioin of the rash.*
  • Clears the eyes and removes superficial visual obstruction:  for wind-heat eye problems such as red, painful, and swollen eyes, or blurry vision.*
  • Stops spasms and extinguishes wind:  for childhood febrile diseases in which wind causes convulsions, spasms, delirium, or night terrors.  Also used as an auxiliary substance in treating tetanus.*
Ingredients Chan Tui - Periostracum Cicadae

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