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Pinyin: jiang can (chao)

ENGLISH NAME: sick silkworm (Stir Fried)

LATIN NAME: Stir Fried Bombyx Batryticatus

Pinyin: jiang can (chao)

Properties: salty, acrid, neutral

Channels Entered: Liver, Lung

1. Extinguishes Wind, Dispels Phlegm, Stops Tremors and Convulsions

2. Dispels Wind and Stops Pain

3. Eliminates Toxins and Dissipates Nodules

4. Dispels Wind and Relieves Itching

3 to 10 grams in decoction, 1 to 1.5 grams in powder. Unprocessed Jiang Can is sometimes used to treat rash- es. However, the unprocessed form has a distinct odor that may significantly reduce patient compliance. Therefore, the standard preparation is to dry fry Jiang Can to reduce its odor.

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