Germinated Millet (Gu Ya)

穀芽
Germinated millet (Guya)

Pharmaceutical Name: 1. Fructus Oryzae germinatus. 2. Fructus Setariae germinatus

Botanical Name: 1. Oryza sativa L. 2. Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.

Common Name: Germinated millet

Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Gangmu

Part Used: The germinated rice sprouts are dried in the sun.

Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and neutral

Meridians: Spleen and stomach

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To eliminate food retention and harmonize the stomach.

2. To improve appetite.

Indications:
1. Retention of food. Germinated millet (Guya) is used with Medicated leaven (Shenqu) and Hawthorn fruit (Shanzha).

2. Weakness of the spleen and stomach manifested as poor appetite. Germinated millet (Guya) is used with Pilose asiabell root (Dangshen), White atractylodes (Baizhu) and Tangerine peel (Chenpi).

Dosage: 10-15 g

By |2015-04-06T17:38:16+00:00January 1st, 2015|Categories: Medicinal Herbs|

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