cicada

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cicada

Chinese medicine
A winged insect which has long had use as a Chinese “herb”; it is used internally for swollen eyes with blurred vision, sore throat with hoarse voice, virus-related skin rashes, and high fever in childhood infections accompanied by convulsions and delirium.

Toxicity
Cicada should not be used in pregnancy, as it may induce abortion.
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Phytogeography influences biogeography of the Cicadidae.
Biologists have named a few thousand cicada species worldwide, all within the families Cicadidae and Tettigarctidae.
Hemiptera Cicadidae Magicicada Hemiptera Cicadidae Tibicen Hemiptera Cixiidae Bothriocera Hemiptera Cixiidae Oliarus Hemiptera Cixiidae Unident.