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Periostracum Cicadae

[Chinese medicine name] chantui [English name]Cicadae Periostracum [Source] The nymphs of the nymphalidae ryptotympana pustulata Fabricius are exfoliated when the nymphs emerge. [Animal form] Body length 4.5-4.8 cm, black shiny, wide head, 1 pair of compound eyes, large body shape, pale...

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[Chinese medicine name] chantui

[English name]Cicadae Periostracum

[Source] The nymphs of the nymphalidae ryptotympana pustulata Fabricius are exfoliated when the nymphs emerge.

[Animal form] Body length 4.5-4.8 cm, black shiny, wide head, 1 pair of compound eyes, large body shape, pale yellow-brown, 1 pair of antennae, bristle-like, mouthpart developed, stabbing, short upper lip width, The lower lip extends into a tubular shape and can reach the base of the third pair of feet. The center of the mid-thoracic spine plate has a "W"-shaped light-colored spot, and two narrow grooves are formed on both sides of the middle thoracodorsal plate. The color is lighter. The "X"-shaped bulge at the back of the mid-thoracic backplate is light brown. Two wings, membranous, transparent, dark brown. Three pairs of feet, the front part of the thigh light brown. The abdomen is 11 knots. Females have no hernias and her abdomen is underdeveloped.

[Origin distribution] Adults live in poplar, willow, maple, poplar and apple, pear, peach and other broad-leaved trees. After nymphs hatch from the branches and fall into the soil, they emerge as adults after several times of molting. All areas in the south of Liaoning are distributed.

[harvesting] Summer and autumn are collected on the trunk or on the ground, except for the net soil and dried.

[Herb traits] All shapes resemble quail and hollow, slightly curved, about 3 cm long and about 2 cm wide. Yellow-brown, translucent, shiny. Many head antennae have fallen off, and compound eyes have one pair of lines, slightly protruding and transparent. The forehead protrudes, the upper lip is short and the lower lip is extended into a tubular shape. On the back of the chest, there is a "10"-shaped rip, with two pairs of small wings on both sides; there are 3 pairs of feet on the ventral surface, and 1 pairs of thick teeth. Abdomen circle, with 9 link patterns. Body easily broken. Odorless, tasteless.

[Clinical application] with treatment of wind-heat fever, sore throat, dumbness, measles impenetrable, rubella itching, red eyes, impaired, convulsions, tetanus.

[Main ingredients]Periostracum Cicadae contains keratin, 24 kinds of amino acids and a lot of chitin and chitosan.

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