Light Wheat (Fu Xiao Mai)


Light wheat (Fuxiaomai)

Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Tritici levis

Botanical Name: Triticum aestivum

Common Name: Light wheat

Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Mengquan

Part Used: The light grain is first soaked in water and then dried.

Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and cool

Meridians: Heart

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To tonify qi and clear heat.

2. To stop sweating.

Indications & Combinations: Weakness of the body manifested as spontaneous sweating or night sweating. Light wheat (Fuxiaomai) is used with Oyster shell (Muli), Astragalus root (Huangqi) and Ephedra root (Mahuanggen) in the formula Muli San.

Dosage: 15-30 g

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