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
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