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Bai Jiang Can

Silkworm | 白僵蠶
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SKU S5840

Ingredient: Silkworm (bai jiang can) (Bombyx mori).

Mandarin: 白僵蠶
Pin-Yin: Bai Jiang Can
English: Silkworm
Romaji: Byakkyosan
Kanji: 白殭蚕
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Bombyx batryticatus


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Acrid, salty, neutral

Channels Entered:

  • Liver, lung

Herb Actions:

  • Extinguishes wind and aids in stopping spasms
  • Dispels wind and disperses wind-heat
  • Transforms phlegm
  • Aids in itch relief


  • Not recommended for those with wind-stroke, childhood convulsions, or night terrors not due to externally-contracted pathogens, but rather due to deficiency of the heart or deficiency of the blood
  • Not recommended to be combined with Jie Geng, Fu Ling, Bi Xie, and Sang Piao Xiao

Commonly Found In:

  • Scute & Cimicifuga Combination

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