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Poop Pillow

The most interesting item for sale at the silk factory in Shanghai:

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This is a special silk pillow.  It has a special insert of “Chinese medicine” that you put in a pouch in the pillow to sleep on.  The “Chinese medicine” is actually silk worm poop.

The top right of the pillow says “Excrement Pillow.”

According to another website that sells these pillows, this is what silk worm feces is used for.

Silkworm excrement information:
1. Yin Chinese traditional medicine, cool characteristic. Pen-ts’ao Kamu records that silkworm excrement has the efficacy of dispelling winds and relieving rheumatic. Dissolving wet and strengthening stomach could be used for vomiting and diarrhea and spasm of muscle.
2. According to the ancient books, the silkworm excrement has the efficacy of dispelling wind and relieving rheumatic, treating itches, releasing fire-toxin, bring high pressure, brightening eyes, acute hearing, and so on. It also has assistant efficacy on eye disease, dismayed, neurastheni, insomnia, hemicrania, hypertension, irascibility arthritis, and so on.
3. Pen-ts’ao Kamu records that silkworm excrement has the efficacy of strengthening stomach, dispelling wind and relieving rheumatic, treating dizzy, conjunctivitis, congestion of eyes, eczema itches, headache and so on.

One Response to Poop Pillow

  1. Been there, bought two. Not sure if it’s the poop or the silk, but man, do we ever sleep well.

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