Chan Tui (Periostracum Cicadae)
Properties: sweet, salty, slightly cold
Channels: Lungs, Liver
Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also stops itch, vents rashes, clears the eyes, and extinguishes wind to stop spasms.
Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid. Expensive.