The thin caryopsis of Triticum aestivum L., family Gramineae.
The caryopsis appearing as flat-elliptical 3-6 cm long and 2-3 mm broad,
Surface enveloped by yellow coat with longitudinal striae. Light in weight,
floating on the water. Sweet and salty in taste, cool in nature, and attributive
to heart channel.
1. Stop sweating: For spontaneous perspiration and night sweat, fried
before decocting or used together with other drugs; for spontaneous perspiration
due to deficiency of vital energy, used together with Radix Astragali
seu Hedysciri and Rhizoma Atractylodis Macmcephalae; for night sweat due
to yin-deficiency, used with Cortex Lycii Radicis together.
2. Nourish the heart and tranquilize the mind: For insufficiency, of heartblbod
manifested as hysteria, absent-mindedness, palpitation, insomnia and dreaminess,
usually used together with Radix Glycyrrhizae and Fructus Ziziphi Jujubae
(Decoction of Glycyrrhizae, Tritici Levis and Ziziphi Jujubae).