Chan Su


Chan Su in TCM:

Explore the properties of Chan Su according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: toad venum
Pharmacuetical Name: Venenum Bufonis
Properties: toxic, acrid, sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: ST, HT, KD

Flavors: toxic

Special Properties:
clears damp, eliminates toxins, reduces swelling, resolves summer heat

  • External: for powder or paste use dose appropriate for area
  • 0.015-0.03 gm in pill or powder

Actions / Indications:
  • RelievesToxicity; Reduces Swelling; Alleviates Pain (internal or topical use for swellings; ulcers or carbuncles; pain and swelling of throat; topical for toothaches and use anesthesia; modern use for anti-cancer action)
  • Expels turbid damp; Opens orifices; Awakens the Shen (extreme turbid summer heat with abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of consciousness)

    Special Notes:
  • Highly toxic and easy to overdose - overdose may occur within 0.5 to 2 hours and includes symptoms like severe N&V, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dehydration, chest congestion, palpitations, heart pain, bradycardia, arrythmia, cold extremities, hypotension, and shock.

  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (note: keep out of eyes)