- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Hordeum vulgare
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Hordeum vulgare in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Hordeum vulgare
Hordeum vulgare in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Maiya
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Germinated Barley
Specific Name : Fructus hordei germinatus
Collection : The fruit is soaked in the water at an appropriate temperature and moisture until the budlet grows up to about 5mm long and dried.
Description : Fusiform, 8 - 12mm long, 3 - 4mm in diameter. Externally pale yellow, dorsally enveloped in lemma, 5 veined with a long awn broken or fallen ventrally subtended by palea with a longitudinal furrow after removal of lemma and palae. The budlet and fibrous root grown at the base of the radicle, the budlet long lanceolate linear, about 5mm long, the fibrous root fine and curved. Texture hard, fracture white, starchy, odourless and taste slightly sweet.
Identification : Budding rate: Carry out the method for sampling of crude drugs (Appendix ll A) taking 10g of the drug in two portions diagonally determine the amount of the budding grains and of the total grains, calculate the percentage of budding rate. The budding rate is not less than 85%.
Processing : eliminate foreign matterStir fried: stir fry as described under the method for simple stir frying (Appendix ll D) until its outer part becomes brown, cool and sift.Charred: Stir fry as described under the method for simple stir frying (Appendix ll D) until its outer part becomes dark brown.
Action : Unprocessed Fructus Hordei Germinatus: to invigorate the function of the spleen, to regulate the function of the stomach, and to promote the flow of milk. Fructus Hordei Germinatus (stir-fried): To promote digestion, and to check the secretion of milk. Fr
Indication : unprocessed: anorexia due to diminished function of the spleen; galactostasis stir-fried: indigestion; weaning of baby charred: retention of undigested food with epigastric distension and pain
Dosage : 9 to 15 g; for checking the secretion of milk, 60 g of Fructus Hordei Germinatus (stir-fried).
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place, protected from moth.
Synonymns for Hordeum vulgare
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