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Silkworm Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Bombyx Mori
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Jian Can, Can Sha, Bai Jiang Can

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Silkworm Cures


Action of Silkworm

Nutrients in Silkworm

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Powdered insect

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Silkworm

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
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Silkworm is an insect.
It is entirely dependent on humans for its reproduction.
It is first dried and then powdered.
Best used for Hot Phlegm.
It's powder mixed with vinegar and applied externally to treat Acute Mastitis.

In TCM :
Silkworm Excrement : Can Sha, Wan Can Sha (warm in nature)
Prepared Stiff Silkworm : Zhi Jiang Can
Body of Silkworm : Bai Jiang Can (neutral in nature)

Meridians associated : Liver and Lungs.

Cancer Treatment : Silkworm is useful in treating Cancer of Lung, Throat and Liver.
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Materia Medica for Silkworm

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