Sweet and neutral
Spleen, stomach and liver
1. To eliminate retention of food and harmonize the stomach; 2. To restrain lactation; 3. To promote free flow of liver qi and remove stagnation
1. Retention of food manifested as no appetite and epigastric and abdominal distension. Germinated barley (Mai Ya) is used with Hawthorn fruit (Shan Zha), Medicated leaven (Shen Qu) and Chicken gizzard skin (Ji Nei Jin).2. Restrained lactation or breast distension with pain. The decoction of half raw and half fried Germinated barley (Maiya) should be taken twice a day, 30-60 g each time.3.Qi stagnation in the liver and stomach manifested as distension and fullness in the chest and costal regions and epigastric pain. Germinated barley (Maiya) is used with Bupleurum root (Chai Hu), Immature bitter orange (Zhishi (BL52)) and Sichuan chinaberry (Chuan Lian Zi).
The herbs is contraindicated during lactation.