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Can Sha (Silkworm Feces)

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Warm Can Sha (Excrementum Bombycis Mon)
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Excrementum Bombycis Mon
Chinese:
蚕沙
Tone Marks:
cán shā

Actions

  • Dispels Wind and Damp
    For muscles aches and pain associated with Wind and Damp in the extremities. For itchy skin and eczema.
  • Transforms Turbidity and Dampness, Harmonizes the Stomach
    For vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, abdominal pain, borborygmus and calf spasms due to Turbid Damp in the Middle Jiao.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 5-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 4.5-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

Notes

  • Testing this field

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: