Fructus Tritici Levis


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).

Pharmacological Action

Administration Decoction: 9-30g


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