Pinyin name: Chan Tui
Note: Chan Tui is available in two different grades: either the highest quality for $79.99 per pound "or" for a medium grade for $59.99. To choose this herb by grade, use the above "add on" button to purchase and/or contact our office to purchase. If you wish this herb powdered there will be a $10.00 powdering fee.
Aka: chan yi, chan ke
Source: Ming Yi Za Zhu
English name: cicada moulting
Zoological name: cryptotympana atrata
Pharmaceutical name: periostracum cicadae
Properties: sweet, cold
Channels entered: liver, lung
Chinese therapeutic actions: dispels wind-heat, vents rashes and relieves itching, brightens the eyes, extinguishes liver wind and relieves spasms
This herb is available by the pound and by herb grade in either raw or powdered form.