TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "jiang can" which in english is "silkworm", is categorized within the "herbs that extinguish wind and stop tremors" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and lung channels and exhibits acrid, neutral (ping) and salty (xian) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, jiang can is generally included in the following 3 formulas:
As noted above, jiang can is within the herbs that extinguish wind and stop tremors functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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