Jiang Can


Jiang Can in TCM:

Explore the properties of Jiang Can according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: sick silkworm, silkworm with batrytis
Pharmacuetical Name: Bombyx Batryticatus
Properties: salty, acrid, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LU, LV

Flavors: salty, pungent

Special Properties:
resolves phlegm, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Extinguishes wind; stops spasms and convulsions (LV wind with phlegm accumulation, childhood convulsions, facial paralysis, seizures, wind-stroke aphasia)
  • Expels wind; stops pain (headache due to LYR, red eyes, red, swollen, painful throat, loss of voice due to external wind; itching wind rash)
  • Transforms phlegm; dissipates nodules (phlegm-heat scrofula, phlegm damp nodules; also for mumps, carbuncles, breast cysts)

    Special Notes:
  • (note: compare to Bai Fu Zi)