Botanical Name: Bombyx batryticatus

Bai Jiang Can

Bai Jiang Can

Category: Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors

Taste: Acrid, Salty
Temperature: Neutral
Channels Entered: Liver, Lung

Dosage: 3-9g in decoction; 1-1.5g when powdered and swallowed.

Key Characteristics:

  • Eliminates wind
  • Drains heat
  • Transforms phlegm
  • Disperses clumping

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • None noted

Actions & Indications:

  • Extinguishes wind and stops spasms and convulsions: for childhood convulsions or facial paralysis.  Also used for seizures from either internal stirring of Liver wind or wind-phlegm-heat, especially the latter.
  • Dispels wind, disperses wind-heat, and stops itching and pain: for headache, red eyes, and sore, swollen throat, as well as itching skin lesions such as wind rash, from either externally-contracted wind-heat or Liver wind.  Also used for loss of voice.
  • Transforms phlegm, softens what is hard, and dissipates nodules: for phlegm-heat scrofula and other phlegm nodules.
  • Expels wind and stops itching: for itching skin lesions such as wind rash.