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Hordei Germinatus Fructus (麦芽) is the dried germinated ripe fruit of Hordeum vulgare L., family Gramineae.

Other name  
Maiya (Chinese name), Germinated Barley, Hordei Germinatus Fructus

Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Sweet; neutral. Enter spleen and stomach channels.
1. Maiya: Fortify spleen and increase the appetite, harmonize stomuch, lactifuge and relieve distention.

2. Chaomaiya: Move qi and promote digestion, and be use for lactifuge, food accumulation, ablactation.

3.Jiaomaiya: Used for promote digestion and resolve stagnation, food accumulation, distending pain in the epigastrium and abdomen.

Usage and dosage 9-15 g, decoction for oral use.

* Contraindication and precaution *
Should not be use in women in lactation.



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