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
1. To eliminate food retention and harmonize the stomach.
2. To improve appetite.
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