Pharmaceutical Latin: Faeces Bombycis
Excrementum Bombycis Mori
Common English: Silkworm Feces
Herbs that dispel Wind-Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dispels Wind and eliminates Dampness

Wind-Damp Bi

Wind-Damp skin rashes

Harmonizes the Stomach and transforms turbid Dampness

Turbid Dampness Obstructing the Middle with diarrhea, cramps, abdominal pain, borborygmus and calf spasms


Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi

Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae
Han Fang Ji
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Fr. Chaenomelis
Mu Gua

Extremity pain due to Wind-Dampness.

Damp-Heat Bi.

Wind-Damp Bi.

Dampness causing abdominal pain, spasms of the calf muscles, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Sm. Phaseoli Radiati
Lu Dou
Ming Fan

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Mixed with vinegar as a topical paste for traumatic injury.

Headache due to Dampness Accumulation.


  1. This herb can be used for both upper and lower body Bi pain.
  2. Because of its mild nature, it is good for deficient patients.
  3. Dry-fry until warm, place in a cloth bag while still warm, moisten the bag with rice wine and apply to aching joints, the site of abdominal pain or areas of paralysis. This is the ironing method.
  4. The tincture or wine is especially good for treating uterine bleeding.
  5. It can be used alone internally or topically for itching, eczema and other dermatological disorders.
  6. Both Can Sha and Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua are good for harmonizing the Middle, eliminating Dampness. and treating cramps following vomiting and diarrhea. Mu Gua is better for harmonizing the Middle, removing Dampness, calming the Liver and relaxing the sinews and can also be used for Blood Deficiency with Liver Excess leading to cramps and pain due to malnourishment of the tendons. Can Sha is good for expelling Wind to treat Wind-Dampness. It is also good for itching.