Fructus Hordei Germinatus


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

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.

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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