Chinese Herb: Mai Ya (Barley Sprout, Malt), Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris
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Chinese Herb: Mai Ya (Barley Sprout, Malt), Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris

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Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation

Neutral Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris)
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris
Chinese:
麦芽
Tone Marks:
mài yá

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Reduces Food Stagnation, Strengthens Spleen and Stomach
    It promotes digestion of starches, rice, noodles, wheat, yams and potatoes along with poorly digested milk in infants. Treats Indigestion.
  • Inhibits/Promotes Lactation
    Large doses will definitely inhibit lactation while a small dose will promote lactation
  • Regulates/Smoothes Liver Qi
    Treats distension and oppression in the ribs, belching, loss of appetite, breast distension due to Liver Attacking Spleen

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use large dose in mothers who wish to continue lactating
  • Do not use in cases without Food Stagnation

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10-15 grams in decoction. 30-120 grams in large dose for lactation (Chen)
  • 9-15 grams in decoction. 30-60 grams to restrain lactation (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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