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Mai Ya #1177M

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Pin Ying Name: Mai Ya

Chinese Name: 麥芽

English Name: Barley

Latin Name: Hordei Germinatus, Fructus

Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Neutral
Warm
Slightly Cold
Liver
Spleen
Stomach
9-30g 6-14g (Powder) 30-120g (Restraining Lactation)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Reduces Food Stagnation, improves digestion and strengthens the Stomach

  • Food Stagnation due to undigested starchy foods or grains and all types of fruit
  • Poorly digested milk in infants
  • Food Stagnation due to Spleen Qi Deficiency with weak digestion and anorexia (weak function)

Inhibits lactation

  • Discontinuation of nursing
  • Painful, distended breasts

Facilitates the smooth flow of Liver Qi

  • As an adjunctive for Liver Qi Stagnation with a stifling sensation or distention in the epigastrium or ribs, belching and anorexia
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for lactating women except in very low dosage (9g).
  • Long-term use may injure the Kidneys.