Sweet and cold
Lung and liver
1. To disperse wind and clear heat; 2. To bring the rash to the surface and relieve itching; 3. To clear eyes; 4. To stop spasms to spasms.
1. Wind-heat exterior syndrome manifested as fever, headache, sore throat and hoarse voice. Cicada shough (Chan Tui) is used with Boat sterculia seed (Pang Da Hai), Arctium fruit (Niu Bang Zi) and Playcodon root (Jie Geng).2. Early stage of measles without rash. Cicada slough (Chantui) is used with Pueraria root (Ge Gen) and Arcium fruit (Niubangzi).3. Itching due to the surface being attacked by exogenous wind. Cicada slough (Channi) is used with Tribulus fruit (Bai Ji Li) and Schizonepeta (Jing Jie).4. Wind-heat of liver meridian as red eyes, watery eyes and blurred vision. Cicada slough (Chantui) is used with Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua) and Shave grass (Mu Zei) in the formula Chan Hua San.5. Convulsions and spasms due to tetanus or high fever, Cicada slough (Chantui) is used with Scorpion (Quan Xie), White-stiff silkworm (Baijiancan), Uncaria stem (Gou Teng) and Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua).
This herb should be used with caution during pregnancy.