Fructus Hordei Germinatus

 

Source
The germinant fruit of Hordeum vulgare L., family Gramineae.

Characteristics
Fruit small shuttle-shaped, 8-12 mm long, 3-4 mm in diameter; surface covered by yellowish husk, with longitudinal veins; a long-lanceolate plumule and several fibrous roots appearing at one end. Sweet in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to spleen and stomach channels.

Indication
1. Strengthen the stomach and improve digestion: For dyspepsia of starches, vomiting of milk in infants caused by improper feeding, and anorexia due to deficiency of spleen and stomach.
2. Lactifuge: For galactostasis and as lactifuge for breast-feeding women.

Pharmacological Action
Its decoction promotes the secretion of pepsin and gastric juice.

Administration Decoction: 10-15g; 60-120g of fresh sample for lactifuge.


   

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