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Stiff Silkworm

Herb name (Chinese): 僵蚕
Herb name (Pin Yin): jiāng cán
Herb name (English): Stiff Silkworm
Herb name (Botanical): Bombyx Batryticatus
Origin of species: Bombyx mori Linnaeus. Died of infection (or artificial infection) ofBeauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill ant.
Part(s) of herb used: Dried body larva
Geo-specific habitat(s): Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan
Taste(s) & Properties: • Salty, pungent
• Neutral
• Administrates the Liver, Lung and Stomach Meridians
Action(s): • Eases symptoms related to muscular spasm or stroke
• Relieves headaches, painful eyes, throat discomfort and skin irritation
• Helps to dissolve phlegm, and relieves symptoms of glandular swellings