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Jiang Can #1290M

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Pin Ying Name: Jiang Can

Chinese Name: 僵蠶

English Name: Stiff Silkworm

Latin Name: Bombyx Mori

Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Salty
Neutral
Warm
Slightly Toxic
Liver
Lung
3-10g 1-3g (Powder)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Extinguishes Wind and stops spasms and convulsions

  • Childhood convulsions and facial paralysis
  • Seizures due to Liver Wind or especially Wind-Phlegm-Heat

Dispels Wind, disperses Wind-Heat and stops itching and pain

  • Headache, red eyes, a sore, swollen throat and itching skin lesions such as Wind-Rash from externally contracted Wind-Heat or Liver Wind
  • Loss of voice

Transforms Phlegm, softens hardness, eliminates toxins and dissipates nodules

  • Phlegm-Heat scrofula and other Phlegm nodules
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated when there are no externally contracted pathogenic factors.
  • Contraindicated for those with anemia.